The Delta surge has resulted in record numbers of COVID-related
hospitalizations this week and is leaving local hospitals
with less room to absorb more patients requiring hospitalization.
Hospitals in Placer County are providing critical care in areas
not typically designed for that purpose, report a high level of
acuity in their patients, and are experiencing strains on their
workforce. COVID patients occupy nearly one third of licensed
beds, a higher share relative to hospitals in other communities.