GETTING WORSE: South Palm Beach County ICUs Full, COVID Count Up

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The ICU at Delray Medical Center is extremely full as Palm Beach County’s COVID-19 count continues to rise. (Photo: courtesy Tenet Health Care).

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BOCA RATON, FL ( — Area ICUs are full or nearly full as the number of people hospitalized in Palm Beach County with COVID-19 continues to rise.

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration reports that 444 people are hospitalized in Palm Beach County with a “primary diagnosis of COVID-19” as of 5:45 a.m. Friday, January 22nd, 2021. We remind our readers that number was in the 200s just before Christmas.

West Boca Medical Center reports that its ICU is completely full — 16 beds are in use with none available.

Bethesda West’s ICU is completely full — 10 ICU beds are in use with none available.

Wellington has just one ICU bed available. 27 ICU beds are in use.

Delray Medical Center is extremely full with 40 ICU beds in use and 12 available.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital reports 31 ICU beds in use with 10 available.

Statewide, combining ICU and regular beds, COVID-19 patients and general care patients, 50,359 hospital beds are in use with 11,791 available, or 18.97 percent. Public health officials say anything under 25 percent availability is concerning.


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