Number of Open ICU Beds in Valley Surges

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Some pressure on local hospitals has been relieved as the number of open intensive care beds available have surged 45% since the end of January. 

As of Feb. 4, there were 55 ICU beds open in the six area hospitals, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health released by the Ohio Center of Journalism. 

Trumbull Regional Medical Center had 14 ICU beds open, the most in the area though that number is down one from its capacity Jan. 29. St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital and Salem Regional Medical Center each reported 13 open beds, and increase of 10 and four, respectively.

St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital reported eight available beds, up three from Jan. 29, while East Liverpool City Hospital had four open, down one, and St. Joseph Warren Hospital had three available ICU beds, up one.

Statewide, there were 488 ICU beds available as of Feb. 5, down from the 653 reported Jan. 29. However, 1,223 were reported available Feb. 4. 

Since mid-November, the data released by ODH shows wild swings between counts on Fridays and Saturdays, such as the move from 1,454 Jan. 28 (Friday) to 653 Jan. 29 (Saturday).

The full dataset from the Ohio Center for Journalism, which also include the availability of medical/surgical beds, ventilators and protective equipment, can be seen HERE.

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