New Hospitalizations Slowly Dropping, Deaths Holding Steady. Are You Really Discharged If You’re Dead?
More Than 250 Children Hospitalized In Florida For COVID-19.
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Hospitalizations may be trending down but COVID-19 deaths in Florida continue to hold steady as the United States Department of Health and Human Services says that 291 people died in Florida hospitals from COVID on Wednesday.
Over the past seven days, 1,936 people have died in Florida hospitals. That’s an average of 276 deaths a day. These are the deaths reported directly by hospitals to HHS. It is considered the “real” death count, not the death count provided by the State of Florida that often shows “no” to low death statistics.
If there is good news, it’s that the total hospitalization count is starting to trend down, although 1,941 new admissions for COVID-19 were logged on Wednesday. The total number of people currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida is 14,717. Of those patients, 2,649 are on ventilators, according to the Florida Hospital Association.
The pediatric situation is also not improving. There are still 255 children, under age 18, hospitalized for COVID-19. 122 were admitted on Wednesday.
There are 3,340 adults in Florida ICU’s for COVID-19, according to HHS — that represents 49 percent of all ICU beds in use.
In Palm Beach County, there is a deficit of 275 hospital beds. 2064 are being used, with an official “bed count” of 1,789. That means hospitals are using non-traditional spaces for patient care. There are currently 99 people on ventilators in Palm Beach County.
A total of 547 adults are hospitalized for COVID-19 care with 16 children under age 18. Of all the hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Palm Beach County, 56 are full vaccinated, 391 are not vaccinated, according to the Palm Beach County data.
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