Local ICUs Still Near Capacity with Just 31 Open Beds

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Few intensive care beds are available in the Mahoning Valley as the relative slowdown of new cases has yet to translate to fewer severe cases.

According to data from the Ohio Department of Health made available through the Ohio Center for Journalism, Trumbull Regional Medical Center accounts for most of the local availability with 26 open ICU beds as of Jan. 14. A week earlier, there were just three beds.

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital had no available ICU beds Jan. 14, while East Liverpool City Hospital had one. St. Joseph Warren Hospital and St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital each had two. 

Statewide, there were 352 available ICU beds on Jan. 15. On Jan. 14, that number was 1,173, continuing the trend established of high numbers reported on Thursday before dropping sharply on Friday.

The previous week, there were 479 open beds reported on Jan. 8 and 1,355 on Jan. 9. The trend dates back to early December.

The full dataset from the Ohio Center for Journalism, which also includes information on the availability of personal protective equipment, can be viewed HERE.

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