8 of 10 regions in state at ICU capacity, COVID hospital cases near 2,400
The rate Friday is 13.17%, down from 13.29% Thursday, 13.35% Wednesday and the record 13.66% Tuesday.
The 24 deaths pushed the state’s total to 7,845 since March 2020 and the new case pushed that total in the state to 592,489.
The health care numbers are the most startling.
The 2,365 people in the hospital with COVID is a new record, up from 2,315 Thursday, 2,267 Wednesday, 2,274 Tuesday and 2,198 Monday.
The 661 in ICU is a new record, up from 620 Thursday, 644 Wednesday, 617 Tuesday and 615 Monday.
And finally, the 425 patients on ventilators soared from 408 Thursday, 410 Wednesday and 406 Tuesday.
The COVID cases, combined with other illnesses continue to stretch medical facilities thin. In several regions, more than 50 % of ICU capacity is being used for COVID patients.