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COVID Hospital Count Jumps As Crowds Unmask And Cops Do Nothing

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WATCH VIDEO FROM ATLANTIC AVENUE. PHOTO FROM A BOCA BAR.

MONDAY MORNING: Number Of COVID Patients In PBC Hospitals Near Record High

No masks at Hijinks Bar In Boca Raton Sunday Afternoon, January 3, 2021. (133 SE MIZNER BLVD., BOCA RATON).

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Police in Delray Beach and Boca Raton still seem to be doing nothing about scenes like the one you see above in Boca Raton, and below in photos and video from Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. The Palm Beach County “COVID Education and Compliance Team” also appears to be M.I.A. As hoards of unmasked roam from restaurant to restaurant and bar to bar, the number of people now hospitalized for COVID-19 in Palm Beach County is at a near high of 375 Monday morning. That is an addition of nearly 100 over just the past week.

Video showing unmasked crowds on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach over the January 2nd, 2021 holiday weekend. (Courtesy BocaNewsNow.com reader).

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Photos and videos provided to BocaNewsNow.com over the holiday weekend show crowds in Delray Beach and in Boca Raton roaming freely without masks. Multiple witnesses say law enforcement continues to do nothing about the unmasked, unsocially distanced even while patrolling on foot.

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Masks were few and far between on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach Saturday night, January 2nd, 2021.

In Broward County, 598 are hospitalized with COVID-19. In Miami-Dade, 1,036 are hospitalized with COVID-19. The data is provided by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

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Scene outside the Office Restaurant on Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach on the night of Saturday, January 2nd, 2021.

As of 5:30 a.m. Monday, Bethesda West reports 8 ICU beds in use with just 2 available; West Boca Medical Center reports 13 ICU beds in use with 3 available; Delray Medical Center reports 39 ICU beds in use with 11 available; Boca Raton Regional Hospital report 30 ICU beds in use with 11 available; Wellington reports 23 ICU beds in use with 5 available.

In all of Palm Beach County, 2,860 beds are in use — COVID and general — with 1,105 available.

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