SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - State health leaders are investigating a possible discrepancy in the Northern California region's ICU capacity.
Health leaders in the Northern California area found out about the possible mistake today during a conference call. Shasta County Public Health says the error might have been due to a data entry error from Mendocino County, another county in the Northern California region.
Shasta County Public Health leaders believe that Tuesday’s reported ICU capacity number is not accurate.
“We also heard from another county in our region on a call this morning that the drop to 17.6% may have been due, at least in part, to a data entry error by one of the hospitals in their county,” said Robin Schurig the Public Health Branch Director for Shasta Health & Human Services Agency.
Public health could not identify which hospital in Mendocino County inputted the wrong data.
But while Shasta County is not in a regional stay-at-home order yet, business owners in Redding worry that order would mean for business.
Darrell Pizzagoni, the owner of Cascade Barbershop, says he cannot afford another shutdown.
“Let's just figure out a way that we can keep everybody safe, let everybody work, and let everybody make what they have to make to live their life,” said Pizzagoni.
“My business is down to a quarter of its production.”
On Monday, Shasta County Public Health reported that regional ICU capacity was at 27.5%.