Florida breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Aug 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-02 05:09:51-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A day after it recorded the newest 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.

That's according to data reported to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on Sunday.

The previous record was from more than a year ago, July 23, 2020, more than a half-year before vaccinations became widespread when Florida had 10,170 hospitalizations.

That is according to the Florida Hospital Association.