New Hospitalizations Dropping As More Patients Head To A Florida Morgue.
PALM BEACH COUNTY HOSPITAL OVERFLOWS CONTINUES.
BY: COVID DESK | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — At least 1,946 COVID-19 patients have died in a Florida hospital or medical facility over the past seven days. The Sunday morning update from the United States Department of Health and Human Services reveals that an average of 278 people are dying from COVID in Florida hospitals every day.
As the death count soars, the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Florida is, in fact, dropping. At least some of those leaving in body bags are not being replaced by new COVID patients.
On Saturday, 13,723 adults had “in patient” status at Florida hospitals for COVID-19 treatment. The number of children under age 18, also with “in patient status” for COVID-19, was 205.
On Saturday, 1688 adults, and 75 children under 18, were newly admitted to a Florida hospital for COVID-19.
HHS reports that 3,246 Florida patients are currently in an ICU for COVID-19. That represents 52 percent of all ICU patients. The Florida Hospital Association reports that 2,470 of those patients are so sick, they are using ventilators to breathe.
In Palm Beach County, 707 adults and 18 children under age 18 are currently hospitalized for COVID-19 care. Of those patients, 76 are fully vaccinated while 537 are not. The vaccination status of 94 is unknown.
131 people are so sick in Palm Beach County that they are utilizing ventilators to breathe. 312 vents remain available for patient use in area hospitals.
There are currently 2681 out of 2470 hospital beds in use in Palm Beach County, revealing a deficit of 211 beds. Hospitals are using non traditional areas for patient care.
The ICUs in Palm Beach County are also overflowing. 331 beds of 319 official spaces are in use, revealing a deficit of 12 beds.
(Body bag shown is courtesy Amazon, where they are available for 24.99 with overnight shipping).
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