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Governor says San Benito County has no remaining ICU capacity, county officials say that’s inaccurate

SAN BENITO COUNTY, Calif. (KION) Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a COVID-19 news conference Monday that San Benito County is at 0% ICU capacity, but county officials say that number is not accurate.

When providing an update on ICU capacity around the state, Newsom said San Benito County has no availability.

A spokesperson for San Benito County, David Westrick, said on social media that there are currently no COVID-19 cases in the ICU, and the county is at 50% capacity. The county has 4 ICU beds, but officials say there are surge plans in place.

County officials said health and emergency groups meet every week to discuss plans.

As of the last report, there are 58 active cases in San Benito County out of a total of 458 confirmed cases.

Statewide, there are 1,943 total ICU patients being treated for COVID-19, and there are 4,057 ICU and NICU beds available.

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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.


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