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Florida breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

Florida breaks hospitalization records with 10,207 people hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 cases. Florida breaks hospitalization records with 10,207 people hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 cases. | 

MIKE SCHNEIDER/Associated Press
Updated: August 01, 2021 09:29 PM
Created: August 01, 2021 08:20 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A day after it 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. 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. 

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