COVID-19 Hospitalizations Dashboard

Data in this dashboard provide information on the number of hospitalized patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Some individuals who become infected with COVID-19 may develop symptoms that require emergency care and receive treatment at a hospital. Other patients with COVID-19 may be in the hospital for unrelated reasons but still require precautions because of their infectious status. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds are in special departments within a hospital that are typically reserved for the most critical patients and represent the highest standard level of care available. Non-ICU beds are in departments with levels of care other than ICU. Most Non-ICU beds are acute hospital beds (also called medical-surgical beds or "floor" beds).

Data on hospitalized patients are provided by reporting hospitals and represent a snapshot of the hospitals’ patient census and capacity at that point in time. These data may vary greatly day to day as they are only accurate at the time hospitals report the data. Discharges, transfers, and deaths of patients occur throughout the day, leading to variations in the numbers. The Public Health Department closely monitors the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 as a vital pulse on the severity of disease in our communities.


This dashboard is updated Monday through Friday​.

Source: Santa Clara County Emergency Medical Services

Data Notes: A Person Under Investigation (PUI) is an individual that is believed to have COVID-19 based on symptoms. PUIs are tested for COVID-19 and are treated with similar precautions as a COVID-19 confirmed patient until laboratory results come back negative. New COVID-19 patients represent either newly admitted patients with COVID-19 or PUIs already hospitalized that then test positive for COVID-19. Pediatric patients with COVID-19 and pediatric PUIs are included in the total count of COVID-19 patients but not in the bed-specific counts (i.e., ICU beds or Non-ICU beds).

To download data related to the dashboard above, please visit: https://data.sccgov.org/browse?category=COVID-19​​

Click here to return to main COVID-19 Data and Reports page
 

Hospitals’ Occupancy Relative to Standard Maximum Capacity

Data in this dashboard provide information on the total number of patients hospitalized and total beds available relative to hospitals’ standard maximum capacity. “Standard maximum capacity” refers to the total number of beds hospitals have available during normal pre-pandemic operations. Currently, hospitals are adding additional bed capacity by adding “surge beds” and staff who can treat the extra patients in those beds, and/or changing staffing ratios so that the same number of staff are treating a greater number of patients.  

The County’s Emergency Operations Center closely watches the number of beds available to assess how well our healthcare system can handle the escalating surge of COVID-19 patients. When hospitals are asked to exceed their standard maximum capacity, patients may not receive the same level of care because healthcare providers and resources are strained.

Data on the number of hospitalized patients are provided by all 11 general acute care hospitals in the County and represent a snapshot of the hospitals’ patient census and capacity at that point in time. These data may vary day to day as they are only accurate at the time hospitals report the data. Discharges, transfers, and deaths of patients occur throughout the day, leading to variations in the numbers.

Santa Clara County is part of the state’s mutual aid system and hospitals located within the County have been occasionally called upon to provide care to patients from areas of the State with fewer resources. For the COVID-19 pandemic, this has been a very small number.
 


This dashboard is updated Monday through Friday.

Source: Santa Clara County Emergency Medical Services

Data notes: The standard maximum capacity of ICU beds for all hospitals in Santa Clara County is 317. The standard maximum capacity of non-ICU beds is 1,754. Pediatric beds and pediatric COVID-19 cases are not included in this dashboard. A Person Under Investigation (PUI) is an individual that is believed to have COVID-19 based on symptoms. PUIs are tested for COVID-19 and are treated with similar precautions as a COVID-19 confirmed patient until laboratory results confirm whether they have COVID-19. An ICU bed is a bed that is equipped and staffed to be capable of ICU level care by providing mechanical ventilation and invasive monitoring. Non-ICU beds exclude ICU beds as well as beds for physical rehabilitation, perinatal care, and psychiatric beds. Pediatric patients with COVID-19 and pediatric PUIs are included in the total count of COVID-19 patients but not in the bed-specific counts (i.e., ICU beds or Non-ICU beds). 

To download data related to the dashboard above, please visit: https://data.sccgov.org/browse?category=COVID-19​​

Click here to return to main COVID-19 Data and Reports page​


Hospitals’ Occupancy Relative to Current Capacity 

Data in this dashboard provide information on the total number of patients hospitalized and total beds that are currently available for patient care in all general acute care hospitals in the county. The number of available beds represent beds that hospitals are able to use based on current staffing levels. When there is a large increase in patients being admitted, hospitals may increase staffing levels or cancel elective procedures in order to increase the number of beds available for additional patients. Hospitals’ ability to increase the number of available beds is limited by their ability to provide additional nurses, physicians, and other staff to care for patients in those beds.

The County’s Emergency Operations Center closely watches the number of beds available to assess how well our healthcare system can handle the escalating surge of COVID-19 patients. When hospitals are asked to exceed their standard maximum capacity, patients may not receive the same level of care because healthcare providers and resources are strained.

Data on the number of hospitalized patients are provided by all 11 general acute care hospitals in the County and represent a snapshot of the hospitals’ patient census and capacity at that point in time. These data may vary day to day as they are only accurate at the time hospitals report the data. Discharges, transfers, and deaths of patients occur throughout the day, leading to variations in the numbers.

Santa Clara County is part of the state’s mutual aid system and hospitals located within the County have been occasionally called upon to provide care to patients from areas of the State with fewer resources. For the COVID-19 pandemic, this has been a very small number.
 


This dashboard is updated Monday through Friday​.

Source: Santa Clara County Emergency Medical Services

Data Notes: Currently available beds represent the number of beds that are able to be used immediately based on current hospital staffing, which may include surge beds. The number of available beds will be higher than the number of standard maximum capacity beds if hospitals have added additional beds to meet increases in demand that exceed usual capacity. As demand increases, additional beds beyond usual capacity may become available, but this capacity is dependent upon adequate staffing. The 7-day average of available bed capacity refers to the rolling average percentage of staffable beds for the past 7 days that are available. Pediatric beds and pediatric COVID-19 cases are not included in this dashboard. A Person Under Investigation (PUI) is an individual that is believed to have COVID-19 based on symptoms. PUIs are tested for COVID-19 and are treated with similar precautions as a COVID-19 confirmed patient until laboratory results come back negative. An ICU bed is a bed that is equipped and staffed to be capable of ICU level care by providing mechanical ventilation and invasive monitoring. Non-ICU beds exclude ICU beds as well as beds for physical rehabilitation, perinatal care, and psychiatric beds. Pediatric patients with COVID-19 and pediatric PUIs are included in the total count of COVID-19 patients but not in the bed-specific counts (i.e., ICU beds or Non-ICU beds).

To download data related to the dashboard above, please visit: https://data.sccgov.org/browse?category=COVID-19​​

Click here to return to main COVID-19 Data and Reports page​

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