COVID-19 UPDATE From The Contra Costa County Health Department

January 12, 2021 12:09 pm · 23 comments

Contra Costa County COVID-19 data as of Tuesday Jan.12, 2021.

All information is from the Contra Costa County Health Dept.:

  • Total cases (since March) – 48,449
  • Recovered cases – 40,466
  • Deaths – 392
  • Total active confirmed cases – 7,591
  • One person under 30 years old has died (19-30 age range)
  • 195 deaths in Contra Costa County nursing homes.
  • There are currently 60 active COVID-19 outbreaks in Contra Costa nursing homes

Contra Costa County COVID-19 Hospital Data:

  • COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized – 266
  • Occupied ICU beds – 158 (72 COVID patients)
  • Available ICU beds – 19 (10.7%) (Bay Area region is at 4.7%, according to the State of CA, Contra Costa Health says Bay Area region is at 8.5%)
  • Available ventilators – 158

PREVIOUS DAY NUMBERS SHOWN BELOW:

Contra Costa County COVID-19 data as of Monday Jan.11, 2021.

All information is from the Contra Costa County Health Dept.:

  • Total cases (since March) – 47,940
  • Recovered cases – 39,573
  • Deaths – 392
  • Total active confirmed cases – 7,975
  • One person under 30 years old has died (19-30 age range)
  • 193 deaths in Contra Costa County nursing homes.
  • There are currently 56 active COVID-19 outbreaks in Contra Costa nursing homes

Contra Costa County COVID-19 Hospital Data:

  • COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized – 261
  • Occupied ICU beds – 158 (78 COVID patients)
  • Available ICU beds – 19 (10.7%) (Bay Area region is at 0.7%, according to the State of CA, Contra Costa Health says Bay Area region is at 8.5%)
  • Available ventilators – 157
Never Enough January 12, 2021 at 12:44 PM

Wonder why they are taking so long to get the Senior Living facilities vaccinated. Vaccines have been provided and paid for including the vaccination. Texas, Florida are other states almost done.

remember January 12, 2021 at 1:46 PM

old people tend to be white and everyone hates white people

The Observer January 12, 2021 at 3:34 PM

The residents and staff at the Carleton in Pleasant Hill got vaccinated with their first doses yesterday.

ERas January 12, 2021 at 4:20 PM

There’s a lot of facilities and they have to go to each one individually. Kinda hard to get the old folks to come and line up for a shot… 🙂

Pulse January 12, 2021 at 12:54 PM

finally CCHD got there percent of ICU beds correctly. 10.7 is not looking good.
My only question is, why only 177 ICU bed in the entire county of over 1.1 million?
Under Emergency Use Authization for a vaccine to be approved, why can’t an EUA for ICU beds be implemented?

chuckie the troll January 12, 2021 at 2:08 PM

Gavin bin Lyin’, and he has no intention of returning to administering California under our State Constitution.

CalOldBlue January 12, 2021 at 2:14 PM

ICU “beds” require more than furniture… and are used for more than COVID (e.g. heart attacks, other serious medical conditions).

You have to have specialized equipment and (more importantly) a LOT more medical personnel (nurses and doctors) than regular hospital beds.

You can’t wave a magic wand and say ‘make it so’… it takes time and money to buy equipment and acquire and pay for staff (things which every hospital in the country is now short of)… and once this is over much of that investment will be lying idle.

So you’re left with government mandating or funding those expenditures (which goes against the grain of many posters on this site), or private enterprise (which is focused on either making a profit or reducing costs) going against their self-interest, or what exactly?

Mary Fouts January 12, 2021 at 3:06 PM

@Pulse – It’s not just ICU bed issues, California has an overall issue with potentially insufficient hospital beds (counting all beds, not just ICU) for the state’s population. California has one of the lowest ratio of hospital beds per population, with 1.8 beds per 1000 people as of Kaiser Family Foundation’s last published data. Only WA (1.7) and OR (1.6) have a lower ratio.

South Dakota has the highest ratio, with 4.8 hospital beds per 1000 residents.

DLo January 12, 2021 at 4:28 PM

Here is an article from the Atlantic that addresses the issue. The article cites the statistics that Mary Fouts provided and provides additional information. It’s not just lack of beds (for which the article explains the reasons), there is a shortage of doctors and nurses as well.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/01/why-california-hospitals-overwhelmed-covid/617637/

Kauai Mike January 12, 2021 at 1:21 PM

“There are currently 56 active COVID-19 ‘outbreaks’ in Contra Costa nursing homes”

What’s an ‘outbreak’?
One person?
Or, more?

Sarah January 12, 2021 at 3:16 PM

3 people or more.

Sancho Panza January 12, 2021 at 3:36 PM

@Kauai Mike~
There are 60 active and 7 monitored outbreaks at LTHC facilities. An outbreak is when a facility has one or more last positive less than 14 days ago…what a travesty of care for our most vulnerable loved ones…
https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/ltcf

chuckie the troll January 12, 2021 at 2:06 PM

4.7% = 8.5% in what universe? Perhaps there is a math teacher out there who could explain this concept to us.

Original G January 12, 2021 at 4:58 PM

Reminds me of California state budget math. Or that time DEMs built half a bridge, . . . TEN YEARS LATE and $5 Billion over budget.

Original G January 12, 2021 at 3:23 PM

chuckie the troll, … Gavin bin Lyin’, that’s worth 10 points ! Well done.

Aunt Barbara January 12, 2021 at 4:37 PM

I believe we have found Gav’s new name!
Has a nice ring to it.😃

RANDOM TASK January 12, 2021 at 3:41 PM

Well we are seeing the oscama care results

With limited sign up dates
And higher rates for sub standard care
You used to be able to get full coverage

Now you get what they consider full coverage

Limited beds are a result of profit

Why do you think everyone that gets a bed is a Covid patient in some way shape or form

So they can bill the fed to pad the profits

You cried for socialism this is it

The state polit bureaucrats taking all the money and leaving less than adequate for the rest of us

You wanted it here it is

Great right stop complaining

The worst is coming

Just like in Russia and China

Soon the liberals will pass laws to make kamala the national dictator for the next 40’years

So happy you voted to spit on all the service men who fought and died to protect freedom

So you could have shame elections and make America a slave to China and socialism

Again how is this helping this country

Come on tell us all why we need things this way

Jane Doh January 12, 2021 at 3:44 PM

I’m noticing a trend. When folks don’t understand something it all too often morphs into a conspiracy or “someone is dumb”.
I look at these numbers and grateful to our public health officials for not waiting until 15% to shut things down. I’m grateful that we aren’t going through the horrors LA is seeing – yet.
Come on CoCo County – we can do this. We can come together to help each other out.

Marco January 12, 2021 at 6:32 PM

All long as it’s not masks you’re talking about.They have done nothing and continue to kill people by their unsafe.not suppossed to be worn regularly nature.

Kirkwood January 12, 2021 at 6:44 PM

WE? In this era of the “ME” generation?

Sam January 12, 2021 at 6:58 PM

Good god what are you even talking about? “The horrors LA is seeing”
Do you actually have a clue what your talking about? Have you been to LA or know anyone down there?
“The horrors” You people are sick.

Stay away from drugs kids. I think we need to classify fear as a drug now. So many pushers it’s like the 90s up in here

PH Dad January 12, 2021 at 10:32 PM

At 99.96% survival rate for all county residents at this point. 99.98 if you don’t count the poor souls who were in LTCFs and essentially doomed by poor handling of this by local and state authorities.
All of the people that I know who died of the CCP virus were either elderly or had compromised immune systems.

Rob January 13, 2021 at 7:19 AM

This can’t be true.

Trump and his people told us that if Joe Biden won this would all disappear the day after the election.

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