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HOSPITAL FEARS: Now 292 Hospitalized In Palm Beach County For COVID, Florida Availability Drops

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Situation Worsening Statewide, Hospital Counts Rising

FLORIDA COVID-19 reporting from BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Palm Beach County continues to rise. As of 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020, the official count is 292 in Palm Beach County, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. It’s 438 in Broward County and 677 in Miami-Dade. Statewide, 4,280 people are currently in a Florida hospital with a “primary diagnosis of COVID-19.”

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ICU bed availability statewide continues to decline. It’s now 22.44 percent. Public health officials say anything under 25 percent is cause for concern. In Palm Beach County, however, the news is slightly better. The county reports 41.70 percent of ICU beds in the county are available, which suggests patients are moving with greater speed from ICU’s to general hospital care. The general hospital availability in Palm Beach County — this includes beds for everything from post-elective surgery to other issues — is 27.21 percent. Statewide it’s 23.51 percent.

In Broward County, just 21.20 percent of all hospital beds are available. In Miami-Dade, it’s 25.74 percent.




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