Pediatric Count Remains High As Adult Hospitalizations Decline.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The daily death count remains high in Florida as hospitalizations overall continue a downward trend.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday reported another 180 deaths in Florida medical facilities on Saturday. That brings the daily death COVID average in Florida to 193 over the past seven days.
The total number of adults hospitalized in Florida for COVID-19 is now 8,826 — that is a dramatic decrease from just weeks ago when more than 16,000 adults were hospitalized. The pediatric count, however, remains high — 150 children under age 18 are currently hospitalized for COVID-19.
There are currently 2,308 adults in a Florida ICU for COVID-19.
In Palm Beach County, 276 adults and 3 children are currently hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those patients, 237 are NOT fully vaccinated while 48 are. We appreciate that there is a difference of six patients not accounted for — these numbers come directly from Palm Beach County.
For the first time in months, there is a fair amount of hospital bed availability. 172 beds are not in use as of the current report. The ICU situation is not as good — 243 out of 244 ICU beds in Palm Beach County are currently in use. Pediatric ICU’s remains busy — 25 beds are in use with 11 available.
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