Florida ends the week hitting a new record for weekly reported hospitalizations due to COVID-19.
From the Orlando Sentinel:
From Sunday to Sunday, the state saw 3,355 hospitalizations, a new record for COVID-19 admissions in one week. In the span of five days alone — Tuesday to Saturday — the state reported more than 500 new hospitalizations per day, including a high of 621 on Wednesday.
To date, 30,505 people have been hospitalized in Florida, the state’s COVID-19 dashboard shows, up 254 more than a day earlier.
From June through mid-July in Florida, there were 207 new hospitalizations a day on average. That has spiked to a daily average of 447 since mid-July.
To date, 8,186 people have died in the Sunshine State from COVID-19.
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— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) August 9, 2020