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COVID-19 Hospital 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 every day.

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. COVID Percent represents the percentage of staffable beds for each level of care that are occupied by patients with COVID-19. Percentages are provided as a rolling 7-day average. 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​​

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COVID-19 Hospital Capacity Dashboard

Data in this dashboard provide information on the total number of patients hospitalized and total beds available in 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.

Santa Clara County closely watches the number of beds available in order to know how well our health care system can handle a potential surge of patients. When hospital capacity is low, patients may not receive the same level of care because healthcare providers and resources are strained. 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.

Santa Clara County has provided hospital care for COVID-19 patients transferred from other areas in the State that have fewer resources. This practice is called mutual aid and while including these patients in our count of COVID-19 hospitalizations may not accurately reflect the severity of disease county residents are experiencing, these patients do receive care in our hospitals and thus need to be included when looking at the number of available beds.

We are in the process of correcting historical data for bed availability in both the ICU and non-ICU. Some hospitals had their surge beds included in these counts, while only non-surge beds are meant to be reflected. The most recent counts of available beds will be lower than they previously appeared, showing a recent decline in the availability of non-surge hospital beds. This is due to the removal of surge beds in the bed availability count.​
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This dashboard is updated every day.
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Source: Santa Clara County Emergency Medical Services

Data Notes: Available beds represents the number of adult beds that are able to be used based on current hospital staffing. The 7-day average of available bed capacity refers to the rolling average percentage of staffable adult 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​​

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Last updated: 11/23/2020 2:55 PM