Adult Hospitalizations Continue To Decline, But Pediatric Hospitalizations Are Holding Steady.
BY: COVID DESK | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Florida’s Tuesday death count jumped back into the 200s after the state’s first drop below 200 in months.
According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, 206 people died in a Florida hospital or medical facility on Tuesday from COVID-19. That brings the seven day total to 1,587 and the seven day rolling average to 226.7. While 226 deaths are bad, the average is now significantly lower than it was just two weeks ago.
Also lower, the COVID hospital count. There are now 10,378 adults hospitalized in Florida with COVID-19. The pediatric count is 161. While the child count is holding more-or-less steady, the adult COVID population is quickly decreasing. There were 15,000 people hospitalized in Florida for COVID-19 in August.
In Palm Beach County, 548 adults and 7 children are currently hospitalized for COVID-19. At least 366 of those hospitalized are NOT fully vaccinated for COVID, while 81 are. There is no statistical information concerning the remaining patients.
Palm Beach County hospitals remain under capacity — a new development. There are 47 available beds in Palm Beach County as of the latest report, and 4 available ICU beds. Pediatric ICUs in PBC have 16 beds available. While these numbers are not good news — availability remains exceptionally low for a county the size of Palm Beach County — the fact that beds are available at all is considered a small step in the right direction.
Of 547 ventilators in Palm Beach County, 117 are being used for COVID-19 patients while 122 are being used for non-COVID patients. 308 remain available.
Palm Beach County hospital data is reported directly to county officials as part of an executive order.
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