One L.A. County hospital ICU is operating at triple its capacity amid COVID-19 surge - News Summed Up

One L.A. County hospital ICU is operating at triple its capacity amid COVID-19 surge


While new COVID-19 hospitalizations have leveled off recently in Los Angeles County, many medical facilities remain overwhelmed. The intensive care unit at one hospital in the South Bay, Memorial Hospital of Gardena, is at 320% occupancy, officials said Wednesday. Demand for oxygen within the hospital has skyrocketed as well, according to hospital spokeswoman Amie Boersma. L.A. County hospitals have reported an average of 750 to 800 new COVID-19 hospitalizations a day — an astonishing number that has largely remained steady since Christmas Eve. Dr. Christina Ghaly, the L.A. County director of health services, said that hospitalization numbers have leveled off somewhat in recent days — at just below 8,000.


Source: Los Angeles Times January 14, 2021 00:34 UTC



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