Florida Reports Highest New Cases In Two Months

The Tampa Bay Times reports:

Florida added 5,558 coronavirus cases Thursday, the highest number recorded in a single day since August 15, excluding two days where health officials noted irregularities in reporting. Thursday’s caseload brings the total number of infections recorded statewide to 768,091, according to the Florida Department of Health. The weekly average number of cases jumped to about 3,300 cases per day.

About 2,100 people in Florida are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of coronavirus, according to the Agency for Health Care Administration. About 460 of those are hospitalized in the Tampa Bay area. Statewide, about 24 percent of hospital beds and 23 percent of intensive care unit beds were available Thursday. In Tampa Bay, about 21 percent of hospital beds and 19 percent of ICU beds were available.