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.
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.
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.
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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