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VC reports just 1.4 percent of ICU beds available countywide

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Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin reported that there is a record 49 COVID-19 patients in the ICU on Monday, leaving just 1.4 percent of all ICU beds available across the county — including surge capacity beds.
"(That) 1.4 percent might be one patient that would fill up the last of our ICU beds in our county," Levin said.
The county also zoomed past its previous COVID-19 hospitalization record of 155 set on Friday, with 204 hospitalized with the virus on Monday. 
Levin said: “We are on a surge that makes the previous surge we saw look small. COVID is running so rampant in our county that one out of every 10 COVID tests that we run are positive. I think we can all remember when not even one out of 100 were positive. It’s too easy to run into someone with COVID nowadays and not know you’re being exposed.”
Ventura County Public Health reported the following COVID-19 numbers for Ventura County on Monday:
-2,651 new cases since Friday (county all-time Monday record)
-26,927 total cases
-305,895 people tested
-204 hospitalizations (county all-time record)
-49 in the ICU (county all-time record)
-1.4 percent ICU capacity remaining countywide
-199 deaths (+1 since Friday)
Levin said: While COVID cases are occupying more and more beds, the same amount of heart attacks are occurring. The same amount of cases of appendicitis are occurring, and moany other diseases ... where are these patients going to go? This is a real, real problem. It's right on our doorstep."

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