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COVID: Hospital Count Rising Again In Palm Beach County

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The number of people hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 in Palm Beach County is rising again.

After a welcome drop into the mid 100s, the early Tuesday morning count in Palm Beach County is now 200, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. Combined with Monday’s dramatic increase in the COVID positivity rate, health officials are now concerned that we are at the beginning of a fourth COVID surge.

Area hospitals continue to report busy ICUs:

Bethesda West reports 8 ICU beds in use with 2 available.

Wellington reports 23 ICU beds in use with 5 available.

West Boca Medical Center reports 13 ICU beds in use with 3 available.

Delray Medical Center reports 31 ICU beds in use with 15 available.

Boca Raton Regional reports 24 ICU beds in use with 17 available.

Statewide, 4,589 ICU beds are in use early Tuesday morning with 1,522 available. A total of 45,932 hospital beds are in use with 15,361 available.

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