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California reports record virus death count as cases spiral

AP, Dec. 16, 2020

December 16, 2020

California reports record virus death count as cases spiral

Also in Southern California’s Orange County, UCI Health is planning to add a 50-bed mobile field unit by Christmas. The goal is to keep up with anticipated demand due to the rising number of virus cases, said Dr. Nasim Afsar, chief operating officer at UCI Health. “Every day we work through and we discharge the appropriate number of people and by the next day all of those beds are again filled up,” she said. “We can easily see over the next several weeks we are not going to have any capacity for patients.”