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Palm Beach County COVID Hospitalizations Not Dropping

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ICU Counts Remain High In Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton

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West Boca Raton Medical Center’s ICU is again completely full.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (News App readers click here for full report) — COVID-19 hospitalizations may be dropping in some places, but that’s not the case in Palm Beach County.

For more than a week, the COVID-19 hospitalization count has held in the 300s — it remains at 321 Thursday morning. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration reports that the 321 Palm Beach County patients have “a primary diagnosis of COVID-19.”

While other regions of the country are seeing a decline in new infections and hospitalizations, Florida is notably home to the largest number of “variant” cases in the Untied States. More than two thirds of those reported nationwide are in Florida.

The area ICU count remains bleak. As of 6:20 Thursday morning:

West Boca Medical Center reports 22 ICU beds in use with none available.

Bethesda West reports 9 ICU beds in use with none available.

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

Delray Medical Center — the area’s trauma center — reports 40 ICU beds in use with 12 available.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital reports 29 ICU beds in use with 12 available.

Statewide, counting all patients — COVID and non-COVID, 50,332 hospital beds are in use with 12,533 available.

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