FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — The San Joaquin Valley dropped below 15% ICU capacity, a level which meets California’s stay-at-home order, according to the state’s Department of Public Health.
To preserve California’s health care system, the state announced a new Regional Stay Home Order that goes into effect if intensive care unit (ICU) capacity drops below 15% in any one of five regions across the state.
The department issued new numbers that show we have only 14.1% of our ICU beds available in the San Joaquin Valley.
Figures released Friday by the California Department of Public Health showed ICU capacity as:
- Bay Area: 21.2%
- Greater Sacramento Region: 21.4%
- Northern California: 20.9%
- San Joaquin Valley: 14.1%
- Southern California: 13.1%
However, the state’s announcement added that the data is for informational purposes only. The new stay at home order goes into effect Sunday at 11:59 p.m. if ICU capacity remains below 15% tomorrow.