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RRH COVID-19 Advisory & Response (12.7.20): Hospitalizations & ICU Capacity

RRH COVID-19 Advisory & Response (12.7.20): Hospitalizations & ICU Capacity

We understand that it is a key concern for our community to know the numbers / rates of local ICU hospitalizations and capacity. Unfortunately however, due to state and HIPAA privacy laws, RRH is not permitted to publish information concerning our hospital ICU capacity/hospitalizations.

Information of this nature is provided by the state public health department for the region, as set out in the recent Regional Stay at Home Order, as identified by Governor Newsom. Kern County is part of the San Joaquin region, which is currently at 6.3% availability. More information on the regional stay at home order and ICU bed % availability can be found HERE.

At the county level, it is currently reported that Kern County has 209 COVID-19 hospitalized patients, with 31 ICU beds available throughout the county's hospitals. For the impact of COVID-19 on Kern County hospitals and ICUs click HERE.

During this current local surge, we urge the community to continue practicing the necessary precautions to help reduce the spread of the virus as much as possible, and help reduce the strain on our healthcare system.

  • If you go out for essential activities or to shop for necessities, remember to maintain at least 6 feet distance from individuals who do not live in your household.
  • Wash hands with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Follow label instructions for proper disinfection.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a disposable tissue or your elbow.
  • Stay away from large gatherings and crowds both in public and in private.
  • If you are sick, stay home from work and away from other people.
  • Follow State face-covering Guidance: