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COVID-19: NO HOSPITAL BEDS AVAILABLE AT BOCA RATON AREA HOSPITAL

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[Bethesda Hospital West in Boynton Beach, FL. Courtesy Baptist Health Care].

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Bethesda Hospital West —which serves a significant portion of unincorporated Palm Beach County —has NO hospital beds available as of 6:30 Wednesday morning.

The official hospital census count, provided by the State of Florida, reveals that all 91 beds in the facility are in use. While a smaller facility, Bethesda West serves a crucial role for Palm Beach County residents who live near the 441 corridor — that includes many of the larger gated communities that continue to be under construction.

Countywide, Florida’sAgency of Healthcare Administration reports 652 people in Palm Beach County are currently hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID as of 6:30 a.m. July 15, 2020.

The complete morning ICU census count reveals the following:

Bethesda East: 16 ICU beds in use, 23 available. 1 Pediatric ICU bed in use, 2 available.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital: 25 ICU beds in use, 16 available. Pediatric beds not reported.

Delray Medical Center: 38 ICU beds in use, 20 available. Pediatric beds not reported.

West Boca Medical Center: 14 ICU beds in use, 2 available. No pediatric ICU beds in use, 5 available.

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