Check Out Where Chester County Ranks Statewide for Hospital Bed Capacity

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Chester County is in the middle of the pack, relative to the other counties in Pennsylvania, based on hospital bed capacity, according to recently released rankings by Stacker.

Stacker compiled a statewide list of counties’ inpatient bed capacities as of Sept. 29. It used data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Chester County ranked 36th (No. 1 is the lowest capacity, and No. 67 is the highest capacity), with 79 percent of inpatient beds occupied. COVID-19 patients accounted for six percent of the count. This rate of availability is six percent higher than the overall rate in Pennsylvania.

Fifty-three percent of the county’s ICU beds are occupied, eight percent of which are COVID-19 patients. This is 36.1 percent higher availability than the state average.

The county recorded 157 cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days (825 cases total).

Meanwhile, the percentage of the fully vaccinated population is at 59 percent (309,942 people). This is a 2.1 percent higher vaccination rate than Pennsylvania’s.

Read more about the counties with the lowest hospital bed capacity in Pennsylvania in Stacker.

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