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Palm Beach County ICU’s Packed, COVID Count Rising

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The number of people in area ICUs appears to be at — or near — a record for the year since COVID began, as the number of people hospitalized with COVID in Palm Beach County is now at 442.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, West Boca Medical Center reports NO ICU beds available, with 18 in use.

Bethesda West reports NO ICU beds available with 11 in use.

Wellington reports 27 ICU beds in use with just 1 available.

Delray Medical Center reports 49 ICU beds in use with only 4 available — that appears to be an all-time high. Delray Medical is a trauma center. A trauma center with just 7.55 percent availability in an ICU is concerning.

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

Combining ICU with non-ICU, COVID patients with non-COVID patients, Palm Beach County currently has 3,578 hospital beds in use with 1,016 available.

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