BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County is currently out of ICU beds, this comes as coronavirus cases continue to surge in the local area.
“Keep in mind that ICU bed capacity is very fluid and availability can increase or decrease in a matter of hours,” Butte County Public Health Communication Manager Lisa Almaguer told Action News Now.
Almaguer said there are no ICU beds available in Butte County shortly before 2 p.m. on Friday.
On the California COVID-19 dashboard, Butte County has 112 COVID-19 hospitalizations and 20 COVID-19 ICU patients. Those numbers were recorded on Thursday.
Enloe Medical Center reported 12 patients are in ICU with the coronavirus and 69 patients are hospitalized, as 78% are not fully vaccinated, as of 8 a.m. Friday.
Enloe said a year ago it had 15 COVID-19 patients.
The Butte County dashboard recorded that 87.2% of coronavirus hospitalizations between April 15 to Aug. 15 were among people not fully vaccinated.
It also reports 88.6% of its cases between those dates were among people not fully vaccinated.
On Monday, Butte County Public Health announced four new COVID-19 deaths with the anticipation that more deaths were going to be announced through the week.
As of Friday, Butte County has reported nine COVID-19 deaths. There have been 226 total coronavirus deaths in Butte County.
“Since April 15th, of the 25 deaths in persons below the age of 80, 4% were fully vaccinated,” Almaguer said Monday in a news release.