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Florida breaks COVID-19 hospitalization record with more than 10,200 patients

The Hill
The Hill
 2021-08-01
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Florida broke a new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations on Sunday, reporting more than 10,200 patients.

According to data reported to the Department of Health and Human Services, 10,207 COVID-19 patients were in the hospital in Florida, The Associated Press reported.

That beat out the previous record of 10,170 hospitalizations logged on July 23, 2020, according to the Florida Hospital Association, months before any vaccine was available.

The hospitalization record came just days after Florida registered its highest daily number of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic with 21,683, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the AP, Florida now has the highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations per capita in the country.

The news comes as the U.S. is grappling with the increasing spread of the delta variant, the dominant strain of the virus, in portions of the country where people remain unvaccinated.

About 50 percent of Florida is fully vaccinated, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and other Republican politicians have fought against mandatory mask requirements in light of renewed guidance issued by the CDC last week that advised fully vaccinated people to start wearing masks inside in areas of high COVID-19 transmission.

The school board in Broward County already announced earlier this week that its students and staff would need to start wearing masks inside in response to higher cases counts in South Florida, putting the school board directly at odds with DeSantis.

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Katarina
08-02

just a question. how do we know if those numbers are correct? the sad thing is anyone can throw a number into the air and we to believe this?

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Negan and Lucille
08-02

Do I have to count! NJ has 8.9 million people and has the highest vaccination rate in the country yet they have had 1.03 million Covid cases, 26,020 deaths, 252,386 new cases. More than 70% of the eligible population is vaccinated, 5.1 million in New Jersey, ranking seventh in the country, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alabama has 4.9 million population and one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. They have had 35% of people vaccinated with 1.6 million fully vaccinated. 577,463 cases, 11,510 deaths, In Alabama, there were 0 newly reported COVID-19 cases and 0 newly reported COVID-19 deaths on Jul 29, 2021 . That means that NJ w 70% vaccination rate has a huge amount of new Covid cases and some new deaths, while Alabama with 0 new cases and 0 new deaths is proving that the unvaccinated are not catching or transmitting Covid, while the vaccinated are being hospitalized, dying, and transmitting Covid

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Negan and Lucille
08-02

The vaccinated are the spreaders and cause of mutations: The UK is at an increased risk of seeding a new Covid variant that is able to evade vaccines because a large proportion of the population has been jabbed at the same time mask wearing and social distancing have been relaxed, a new study suggests.Modellers estimate that when 60 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated a resistant strain is most likely to emerge – while the UK is at 56 per cent, putting it at around optimum risk

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