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Oroville Hospital preparing for current surge in COVID-19 cases

The Oroville Hospital is doing all they can to stay prepared for the current surge in coronavirus cases.

Posted: Nov 24, 2020 5:45 PM
Updated: Nov 24, 2020 6:31 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. - The Oroville Hospital is doing all they can to stay prepared for the current surge in coronavirus cases.

Doctor Roy Shannon said they are seeing more COVID-19 cases every day and performing more than 200 tests.

Shannon said all 12 of the hospitals isolation rooms are filled with Coronavirus patients. .

Despite the growing numbers of patients and uncertainty of testing availability shannon says the most challenging part is protecting medical staff.

"One of the biggest challenges is to make sure we keep our staff safe and we are working all the time on that," said Shannon. "We have added face shields, and we have had face masks mandatory for a long time. we do a lot of extra cleaning and use this ultra violet machine and we are actually getting another one."

Shannon said when a staff member gets sick, they can't work for 10 days and must get tested frequently when returning to work.

He said finding someone to work for them while they're out has been a struggle.

Right now, the hospital is able to handle the current capacity but what is in place as we get into the holidays? 

Shannon said the week of Dec. 7 is when we could see a big spike in cases.

"Cause that would be 10 or 11 days after Thanksgiving and that is where you would expect the peak of infections that people have gotten and infected over Thanksgiving," said Shannon. "We are going to worry about it." 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3055568

Reported Deaths: 34441
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103280614122
San Bernardino2561091560
Riverside2504362645
San Diego2168352109
Orange2148082477
Santa Clara943661109
Kern86718565
Fresno82485968
Sacramento806781111
Alameda67952765
Ventura62101436
San Joaquin58290786
Contra Costa52965450
Stanislaus42882758
Tulare41867506
Monterey36126255
San Mateo32596309
San Francisco29321262
Solano25806106
Imperial25317465
Santa Barbara25083236
Merced24452308
Sonoma24068240
Kings19435145
Placer17380180
San Luis Obispo15929136
Madera13443151
Santa Cruz12298113
Marin11693157
Yolo10620131
Shasta9776122
Butte9474123
El Dorado782644
Sutter775478
Napa760140
Lassen519516
San Benito496343
Yuba495127
Tehama397142
Tuolumne338240
Nevada320673
Mendocino311432
Amador301631
Lake261230
Humboldt239324
Glenn193519
Colusa17339
Calaveras161723
Siskiyou144613
Mono11214
Inyo97429
Del Norte8662
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3024
Sierra820
Alpine730
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As expected, we had much quieter weather around northern California on Wednesday with plenty of sunshine, much weaker wind, and a wide range of temperatures. Thursday will be similar, but much more active weather is coming.
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