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COVID: 5,589 Hospitalized For Coronavirus In Florida, Palm Beach County Improves Slightly

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FLORIDA COVID-19 reporting from BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The COVID-19 hospitalization count in Palm Beach fell under 300 for the first time in a week, according to data provided by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

According to information accurate as of 10:15 a.m. Saturday, December 26th, 2020, there are 295 people hospitalized with a “primary diagnosis of COVID.” That is a notable drop from nearly 320 over the past several days. However, there is no indication as to whether the drop is related to death, recovery, or a combination of the two.

In neighboring Broward County, 535 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 Saturday morning. The census is 965 in Miami-Dade.

ICU availability has also slightly improved in Palm Beach County. Again, there is no way to determine whether that’s a result of patients dying or being relocated to “non-ICU” sections of a hospital. Florida reports 36 percent availability in Palm Beach County. Bethesda West shows 9 ICU beds in use with one available. West Boca Medical Center reports 12 ICU beds in use with 4 available. Boca Raton Regional Hospital reports 29 ICU beds in use with 12 available. Delray Medical Center reports 43 ICU beds in use and 8 available.

Note: these numbers change throughout the day, but are accurate as of 10:16 a.m.



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