BY: COVID DESK | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Florida’s daily COVID death count remains exceptionally high, with 275 deaths recorded on Sunday. But there are signs that the tide is starting to turn as new hospitalizations continue a downward trend.
KINSA, the company behind the popular connected thermometer that serves as an accurate predictor of COVID spread internationally, just lowered Palm Beach County’s risk level from “Critical” to “High Risk.” Palm Beach County was listed as “Critical” for several weeks.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services, pulling numbers directly from roughly 260 Florida hospitals, reported the following data Monday morning:
Total adult patients hospitalized with confirmed and suspected COVID in Florida Hospitals: 13,566.
Total pediatric (under 18) patients hospitalized in Florida for confirmed or suspected COVID: 207.
Total Florida ICU adult patients confirmed or suspected COVID: 3,183 (out of 6,786 ICU patients).
Sunday Florida hospital admission for pediatric COVID confirmed and suspected: 85.
Sunday Florida hospital admission for adults COVID confirmed and suspected: 1,599.
In Palm Beach County, the latest official report reveals the following:
492 adults are currently in a Palm Beach County Hospital for COVID-19 care. Fifteen children under age 18 are also receiving in-patient COVID-19 care.
Of those hospitalized in Palm Beach County for COVID-19, 62 are fully vaccinated while 473 are not. It is unclear why that total is higher than the number of people “officially” hospitalized for COVID-19.
There continues to be a bed shortage. 2,410 hospital beds are in use in Palm Beach County, but only 2,151 beds are available. That means hospitals are using non-traditional space to care for patients.
Of 495 ventilators in Palm Beach County, 119 are in use now for COVID-19 patients. 91 are in use for other patients. In Palm Beach County, 285 ventilators remain available.
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