FL Hospitals Break COVID Record For 11th Straight Day

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports:

For the 11th straight day, Florida hospitals set records for the number of COVID patients they are treating, and on Wednesday the state set a new high for daily cases. On Wednesday, Florida hospitals had 15,449 patients a significant jump from just two days earlier when admissions surpassed 14,000 to set a record. The high count reached Wednesday occurred with only 230 of 261 hospitals reporting their COVID patients to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The state also tallied 24,753 new COVID cases for a single day on Wednesday, surpassing the last record high of 23,958 on Aug. 6. As hospitals across the state contend with the worst spike in new infections since the pandemic began, Broward County has been hardest hit. Broward ranks first in the country for new hospital admissions over the last seven days through Aug. 10, with 1,800 confirmed COVID patients, a new U.S. Health Data report shows.

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