Medical Professionals Fear Florida Stupidity Over Thanksgiving As Infections Pass 858,000 In State.
Palm Beach County Hospital Surge: 229 Patients With COVID.
New York, Other States Require Tests To Enter. Florida Floodgates Wide Open.
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Having Thanksgiving Dinner with family from out of town? Prepare your goodbyes. As the death count skyrockets in Florida, medical professionals are telling BocaNewsNow.com what Florida Governor Ron DeSantis won’t say: we are days away from events that will inevitably lead to death and illness.
“People think Florida is fun, sun and vacation,” said one medical professional asking not be identified due to the nature of his comments. “There is fear in the South Florida medical community about what’s going to happen a week or two after Thanksgiving. We’re either going to see mass death here, or we’re going to hear about people who visited Florida, only to return home to die. My guess is it will be both.”
Florida’s death count is now 17,300. The state added 5,719 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday through 11:59 p.m. The positivity rate in Florida is 7.82 precent based solely on Tuesday’s testing.
Palm Beach County, as of 1:32 p.m. Wednesday, is reporting its highest COVID-19 hospital population in months. There are now 229 patients hospitalized in Palm Beach County with a “primary diagnosis of COVID,” according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
The Florida Department of Health reports that 358 new COVID-19 infections were logged on Tuesday in Palm Beach County where the death count is now 1,614. There are a total of 56,509 COVID-19 cases officially on the county’s books. The positivity rate for Palm Beach County, based on Tuesday’s tests, is 8.22 percent. The Palm Beach County School District Wednesday revealed a total of 400 COVID-19 cases have been recorded since “brick and mortar” schools permitted students to return several weeks ago.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stripped county governments of the ability to fine individuals who do not comply with masking policies. Palm Beach County has not announced any COVID-19 citations for business violations in weeks.
The Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration says Florida’s available ICU bed count is just 21.22 percent statewide — that’s a critical level. It is slightly better in Palm Beach County which reports that 36.18 percent of ICU beds are currently available.
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