In the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, breaking news and updates emerge on a daily — and seemingly hourly — basis. It can be overwhelming to keep up with, especially in particularly hard-hit states like California.
Recently, Disneyland’s home state has seen dramatic changes, both for the better and for the worse. Now the latest report is that California’s statewide ICU capacity has fallen to 0%.
As this latest wave of the pandemic has swept across the entire country (and the world), certain populous states have been hit especially hard…California among them.
In addition to Disneyland and other theme parks remaining closed, restrictions and mandates across the state have increasingly tightened in order to reduce the rate of infections and ease ICU capacity in hospitals.
However, in spite of recent optimistic changes in the right direction, California’s statewide available ICU capacity fell to 0% on Christmas.
Today we reach 2 million #COVID19 cases but behind those numbers is a person.
351 lives lost yesterday – our hearts are with those families.
To our health care heroes – we see you. You matter. There is nothing more courageous than the work you do. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/ajvmNXXViP
— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) December 24, 2020
As alarming as that sounds, Governor Gavin Newsom reassured that there are still options, including a 20% “surge capacity” that brings in aid from federal workers and more ICU nurses.
In the ongoing saga of the pandemic, and with light at the end of the tunnel, we’re sending positive thoughts to those on the front lines and battling the pandemic in California. As always, we’ll continue to keep you up to date on COVID-19 news!
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