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COVID Is Getting Worse In Palm Beach County

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Hospitalizations Continue To Rise, Many ICUs At Or Near Capacity

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — While COVID seems to be plateauing in some areas, that appears to not be the case in Palm Beach County. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration reports that the number of people hospitalized with “a primary diagnosis of COVID-19” is now 453 — that’s recent high.

Area ICUs continue to be strained. West Boca Medical Center’s ICU is completely full with 17 beds in use and none available.

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

Delray Medical Center — the area’s trauma center — is dangerously full. 47 ICU beds are in use at Delray Medical Center with only 4 beds available.

Boca Raton Regional reports 28 ICU beds in use with 13 available.

Statewide, combining COVID and non-covid, ICU and non-ICU: 48,283 hospital beds are in use with 13,641 available.

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