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COVID PROBLEMS FLORIDA: Hospitalizations Surging Again

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FLORIDA COVID-19 reporting from BocaNewsNow.com

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The number of people hospitalized in Palm Beach County with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 is again rising dramatically, suggesting the spread of COVID-19 in South Florida continues with increasing force as more and more people act as if the pandemic is a thing of the past. (News App readers access our full report).

According to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration: the total number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Palm Beach County was in the 160s and 170s just days ago, but has jumped to 221 as of mid-day Sunday. In Broward County, 502 people are hospitalized for COVID-19. In Miami-Dade, where Spring Breakers received national attention for unmasked idiocy, the count is now 600. These numbers are accurate as of 1:40 p.m. on Sunday, April 18th, 2021.

The rising hospital counts come as the positivity rate in South Florida continues at high levels, and ICUs are again filling up.

Bethesda West reports 9 ICU beds in use with just 1 available.

Wellington reports 26 ICU beds in use with just 2 available.

West Boca Medical Center reports 9 ICU beds in use with 7 available.

Delray Medical Center — the region’s trauma center — reports 34 ICU beds in use with 10 available.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital reports 35 ICU beds in use with 6 available.

Statewide, 4,753 ICU beds are in use with 1,427 ICU beds available. The ICU count includes COVID and non-COVID patients.

Also statewide, combing COVID, non-COVID, critical and non-critical patients, 47,164 beds are in use with 14,430 available.

Florida’s latest infection, death, and positivty rate counts will be released later Sunday.

 

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