The Associated Press reports:
A day after the state recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida on Sunday broke a previous record for current hospitalizations set more than a year ago before vaccines were available.
The Sunshine State had 10,207 people hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to data reported to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
The previous record was from July 23, 2020, more than a half-year before vaccinations started becoming widespread, when Florida had 10,170 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Hospital Association.
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Sarasota Memorial Hospital and AdventHealth hospitals in Polk County are among the medical facilities that are shifting to a no-visitor policy — with some exceptions — as Florida breaks records in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. https://t.co/iQFr37XulJ
— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) August 2, 2021
Today, Florida broke the record for COVID-19 hospitalizations which was last set before vaccines were available.
Yesterday, Florida broke the record for the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic. https://t.co/TPBQx0BTrT
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) August 2, 2021
Florida hospitals are being overwhelmed by COVID admissions, almost entirely unvaccinated individuals, including young and middle age Floridians.
It’s worse than the worst last year.
Watch & share today’s briefing. pic.twitter.com/6nJ1nA63v2
— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) August 1, 2021
NEW: Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, says its normal capacity has been exceeded due to a “significant increase in COVID-19 inpatients” – WJAX pic.twitter.com/3EXGIAUUQv
— BNO Newsroom (@BNODesk) August 1, 2021