Increase Of More Than 100 Since Christmas Week
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — In what appears to be a record since the summer surge, there are 396 people so sick with COVID-19 in Palm Beach County that they are now hospitalized. That is an increase of at least 105 patients over the past several days. We reported an official count of 291 on December 21st. Statewide, 7242 people are hospitalized with a “primary diagnosis of COVID-19.”
The data is provided by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
The ICU situation in South Palm Beach County is challenging, according to early morning numbers on Tuesday. There is just one ICU bed available at Bethesda West, where 9 are in use. West Boca Medical Center reports 4 ICU beds available and 12 are in use. Delray Medical Center reports 38 ICU beds in use with 14 available. Boca Raton Regional Hospital reports 28 ICU beds in use with 13 available.
Combining both ICU and general hospital beds: 47,650 hospital beds are in use in Florida with 14,166 available.
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