Ventura County COVID-19 hospitalizations set daily record, spark worries – VC Star


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As of Monday, the numbers had actually receded somewhat, Fankhauser stated. Healthcare facility staff was dealing with nine verified COVID-19 cases, including a baby, and 2 suspected cases.
” Were utilizing our surge beds however theyre not complete today,” said Fankhauser, noting there was likewise still capability in the extensive care unit. He decreased to use detailed information about the baby.
Last Wednesday, when Ventura County Medical Centers capability difficulties were highlighted in a press conference, 21 individuals with verified or suspected cases of the virus were being dealt with. Due to the fact that the extensive care unit was complete, some clients in requirement of intensive care were being dealt with in a tracking unit of the healthcare facility understood as telemetry.
Hospitalizations have been a concern before
In late June, rising hospitalizations landed Ventura County on a California Department of Public Health watchlist for regions facing problems consisting of COVID-19. Vargas said state officials told the county last week its level of hospitalizations had actually fallen back within the state threshold, meaning the county was no longer being monitored for the problem.
Vargas stated he didnt understand if the Monday spike would suggest the state will once again monitor the county for hospitalizations. That might happen if the typical variety of clients hospitalized over three days increases more than 10% over the previous three days.

” I believe thats most likely,” Fankhauser said of a Fourth of July spike.
Throughout the county, hospitalizations dipped recently before climbing up over the weekend. The 95 people with verified cases of the infection receiving healthcare facility care on Monday surpassed the previous high of 88 reached on numerous occasions, consisting of Sunday.
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Ventura County remains on the watch list for an elevated level of infection transmission, Vargas stated. That is determined in part by the COVID-19 case rate per 100,000 individuals over a two-week period.
According to state data, the countys rate of 186.2 as of Monday surpassed the state threshold of no more than 100.
” We would like our numbers to be lower and trending downward,” Vargas stated. “The quantity of increase in cases is still worrying.”
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Of the 95 validated cases, 29 remained in extensive care systems. Factoring in clients getting look after other health problems, just seven staffed ICU beds for adults were still offered Monday, stated Ventura County Public Health Director Rigoberto Vargas, noting healthcare facilities can staff more ICU beds if necessary.
There are an overall of 128 licensed ICU beds for adults in the countys medical facilities, according to public health counts. On Monday, 90 were staffed and available in choices that hinge mostly on staffing and need.
A number of area hospitals reported Monday they have actually not yet needed to carry out rise strategies to expand capacity, consisting of Los Robles Health System in Thousand Oaks, St. Johns medical facilities in Oxnard and Camarillo, Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura and Adventist Health Simi Valley.
Hospital leaders respond
Some health centers leaders have reacted to the increasing numbers.
” We are alarmed and bothered by the rise in COVID-19 cases recently seen across our county and in our health center in the last 2 weeks,” officials at Adventist Health Simi Valley stated in a statement released Thursday. “Weve seen about a 35% boost in the number of COVID patients weve had in seclusion in our vital care system.”
Gary Wilde, CEO of Community Memorial, stated the number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital increased from 14 on Friday to 22 on Monday morning. He said the hospital might open some of its rise beds in an older part of the medical facility called the Mountain Tower this week if required, with more beds being prepared.
Last week, increasing hospitalizations caused capability concerns at Ventura County Medical. Officials executed their rise strategy, using 10 beds in a part of the healthcare facility mainly changed by a new wing that opened in 2017.

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A record 95 people detected with COVID-19 got care in healthcare facilities throughout Ventura County on Monday, continuing issues over the growing presence of the coronavirus.
Medical Facilities throughout Ventura County stated they still have capacity with numerous not yet implementing their surge prepares to develop more space. But escalating numbers countywide have sparked issue and brought more requires social and mask-wearing distancing.
” We still need the public to be mindful so we do not end up in a location 4 or five weeks from now where we have more patients than we have the capability to care for,” stated Dr. John Fankhauser, CEO of the Ventura County Medical.
The Ventura medical facility released some of its rise beds recently after increasing admissions filled parts of the hospital, including the intensive care system. Those issues had actually improved as of Monday, said Fankhauser, who still revealed concern about a future rise that might be linked to gatherings this previous weekend or over the Independence Day vacation.

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