After Brief Decline, Cases, Hospitalizations Rising
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — At least 291 people are hospitalized in Palm Beach County early Monday morning with a “primary diagnosis of COVID-19,” according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. That is a significant rise in the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 over the past few days. Broward County reports 499 hospitalizations. Miami-Dade reports 957.
The ICU availability in Palm Beach County is better Monday morning than it has been over the past several weeks, with 34 percent of the area’s ICU beds available as of 6:02 a.m. According to official numbers, 264 ICU beds are in use with 136 available. In Broward County, 399 beds are in use with 77 available. In Miami-Dade County, 796 ICU beds are in use with 153 available.
In Palm Beach County, Boca Raton Regional Hospital reports 29 ICU beds in use with 12 available; Delray Medical Center reports 32 ICU beds in use with 8 available; West Boca Medical Center reports 7 ICU beds in use with 9 available; Bethesda West reports 7 ICU beds in use with 3 beds available.
Statewide, a total of 46,120 hospital beds (ICU and general) are in use early Monday morning with 14,822 available.
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