California broke Covid-19 records Wednesday as it recorded its highest number of cases in a single day and increased hospitalizations and intensive care admissions.
The state added 30,851 new confirmed cases Wednesday, about 800 more than the previous record set Sunday. The steep climb in infections brings California’s total to more than 1.4 million cases, according to data from California Department of Public Health.
Hospitalizations are at an all-time high with nearly 12,000 people receiving in-patient treatment. More than 2,600 of those patients have been admitted to intensive care units – another record number.
Available ICU beds in all of California have also dipped, according to state data. Several hospitals in the San Joaquin Valley have completely run out of ICU beds as has San Jose Regional Medical Center in the Bay Area.
That limited capacity of ICU beds has triggered regional stay-at-home orders affecting about 27 million residents in Central and Southern California.