BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — An early morning look at the ICU census for Palm Beach County reveals a slightly better picture than what we’ve seen in recent days. The key word is “slightly.”
As of 7:01 a.m. ET on Saturday, August 8th, 2020, 25.9-percent of all ICU beds in the county are available. Health officials say anything below 25-percent is cause for concern.
There is a notable standout: three of West Boca Medical Center’s five pediatric beds are in use — that is a recent high. However, the Florida Department of Health is not breaking out why ICU beds are in use — it is unclear if the pediatric ICU beds are used by children with COVID-19 symptoms or something totally unrelated.
Here’s the list…
BETHESDA WEST: 7 Adult ICU beds in use, 3 available. (30% Availability).
KINDRED HEALTH: 9 Adult ICU beds in use, 1 available. (10% Availability).
GOOD SAMARITAN: 19 Adult ICU beds in use, 3 available. (13.64% Availability).
WELLINGTON REGIONAL: 31 Adult ICU beds in use, 3 available. (8.82% Availability).
WEST BOCA MEDICAL CENTER: 18 Adult ICU beds in use, 0 available.
PALMS WEST: 11 Adult ICU beds in use, 7 available. (38.89% Availability).
DELRAY MEDICAL CENTER: 36 Adult ICU beds in use, 14 available. (28% Availability).
JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER: 23 Adult ICU beds in use, 8 available. (25.81% Availability).
JFK MEDICAL CENTER NORTH: 8 Adult ICU beds in use, 2 available. (20% Availability).
PALM BEACH xxx: 20 Adult ICU beds in use, 8 available. (28.57% Availability).
BOCA RATON REGIONAL: 28 Adult ICU beds in use, 13 available. (31.71% Availability).
LAKESIDE: 6 Adult ICU beds in use, 0 available.
JFK MEDICAL CENTER: 46 Adult ICU beds in use, 24 available. (34.29% Availability).
ST. MARY’S: 20 Adult ICU beds in use, 10 available. (33.33% Availability).
BETHESDA EAST: 27 Adult ICU beds in use, 12 available. (30.77% Availability).
There are a total of 436 people hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 in Palm Beach County, according to the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration.
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