By Jonathan Goetz
Photo: ICU medical worker, via Bing
December 13, 2020 (California) – The San Joaquin Valley region in Central California, comprised of Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Benito, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne counties, had zero available ICU beds, as of Saturday, 16 days after Thanksgiving. Only one day prior, according to the California Department of Public Health, that figure had been 4.5%.
The Southern California region's ICU availability is at 5.3%, according to ECM News Partner 10News.
At this rate, San Diego and Los Angeles may have no ICU availability as early as Tuesday.