Florida reports record COVID-19 cases, virus hospitalizations on Saturday

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida health officials continue to report record setting numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Florida recorded 23,903 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.

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This is the third time this week Florida reported a new record for cases in the state for a single day.

The Florida Hospital Association reported a new record of 13,348 COVID-19 hospitalizations for the state.

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Data shows the daily total of new COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida has continued to climb for the last six days.

The rise in cases and hospitalizations are being fueled by the highly contagious delta variant.

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Health officials have voiced a growing concern over the surge in COVID-19 cases with students preparing to return to school next week.

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