The availability of intensive care unit beds throughout Southern California hit 0% Thursday, and officials warned that conditions in hospitals are expected to erode further if COVID-19 continues to spread unchecked.
Emergency department medical director Dr. Leroy Pascal, in white mask, and ER nurses scramble to attend to a COVID-19 patient at Desert Valley Hospital on Thursday in Victorville.
Ashley Cohagen, RN, works with a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Providence Saint Johns Health Center in Santa Monica.
Pulmonologist Dr. Laren Tan, center, and his team of nurses and respiratory therapists intubate a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Emergency room staff rush a trauma patient to the exam area in Moreno Valley.
ER nurse Jennifer Caspary helps Emergency Department Medical Director Dr. Leroy Pascal with his protective gear Thursday at Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville.
A patient survives a code blue is rushed to ICU to be intubated and be placed on a ventilator at Providence Saint Johns Health Center in Santa Monica.
Nurse Lynda Tegan checks on COVID-19 patient Jose Mariscal, 66, who had been in the ICU for four days at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Calif.
A patient survives a code blue and is rushed to the ICU to be intubated and placed on a ventilator at Providence Saint Johns Health Center in Santa Monica.
Michelle Goldson, RN, in the ICU at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles.
Nurse Jeanette Pimentel checks on Pedro Luera, 68, who was airlifted from El Centro to Paradise Valley Hospital in National City.