According to the State Department of Public Health, the number of confirmed and suspected coronavirus patients being treated in hospitals has decreased in the last week.
However, severely ill patients with COVID-19 continue to occupy about 47% of beds in intensive care units with permits in hospitals across the county. Inpatients COVID-19 at all levels occupy about one of the four beds licensed for acute medical and intensive care needs.
The number of confirmed infections in the Fresno district since the beginning of the pandemic has exceeded 14,000, including 120 deaths.
The State Department of Health said a total of 292 confirmed COVID-19 patients and 36 other people suspected of being infected with the virus were hospitalized in Fresno County on Wednesday. This includes 67 confirmed cases in the ICU and three patients in the intensive care unit for whom test results have not yet confirmed the infection.
According to the normal electronic license management system of the health department, hospitals in the district of Fresno normally have a total of 1,229 licensed acute care beds plus 149 intensive care beds.
But with the influx of COVID-19 patients, in addition to hospitals hospitalized for accidents, trauma, surgery, and other serious illnesses, the state provides many hospitals with additional flexibility and surge capacity to print in beds that are commonly used for other purposes. in different departments.
In the districts of Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced, Kings and Tulare, there were 616 people in coronavirus hospitals on Wednesday, including 563 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Confirmed cases include 115 patients in the intensive care unit.
Thursday reported more than 600 new confirmed COVID-19 infections in the central San Joaquin Valley as a result of testing. As a result, the total number of people infected with the virus, whether or not showing symptoms of the disease, has risen to 33,700 in the Central American valley of the San Joaquin Valley in six districts since the first local cases of a global pandemic were reported in early March. .
In Thursday’s updated number of cases, there were 379 new cases on Wednesday in Fresno. The regional health department provides an update of its data only on Tuesdays and Fridays and relies on data from the state Ministry of Health on other days of the week.
Around the valley
Elsewhere in the central San Joaquin Valley, updates on Thursday included:
Tulare County: 165 new cases, to date 9,241; no new deaths, so far 173; 2,710 active cases, 6,358 acquired.
Mariposa County: Two new cases, so far 53; no new deaths, two so far; seven active cases, 44 recovered.
Madera County: 36 new cases, 1,886 to date; no new deaths, so far 28; 835 active cases, 1,023 obtained.
Merced County: 159 new cases, increasing the number of Merced County cases since the start of the pandemic; four new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 39; 1,752 active cases, 2,274 recovered.
Kings County: 40 new cases, 4,146 so far; three more deaths, so far 54; 1,584 active cases, 2,508 acquired. The number includes 1,423 cases involving state prisons in Avenal and Corcoran.