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Orange County hospitals told not to divert ambulances despite influx of COVID-19 patients

Daily Pilot, Dec. 17, 2020

December 17, 2020

Orange County hospitals told not to divert ambulances despite influx of COVID-19 patients

In an effort to help, the county said it would deploy mobile field hospitals, which help expand hospital capacity by adding additional beds to existing grounds. … Three hospitals — Fountain Valley Regional, St. Jude Medical Center and UC Irvine — have requested the units, which will add between 25 and 50 beds to their existing capacities, officials said.