Report shows Florida accounts for 20% of new COVID-19 cases in the US

ORLANDO, Fla. — A new report from the White House claims Florida makes up 20% of all new COVID-19 cases in the U.S.

The report also claims those cases are the highly contagious delta variant.

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Local health leaders are also raising the alarm and said they see a spike in cases.

Seminole County Emergency Management’s director, Alan Harris, said that three weeks ago, the county had 300 COVID-19 cases. But by this past Friday, there were over 1,500.

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Harris said they expected a spike after the July Fourth weekend, and it’s happening.

Officials said the three hospital systems in Seminole County – Orlando Health, AdventHealth and Hospital Corporation of America – are seeing an increase in the number of COVID-19 patients, but they’re not anywhere near overrun yet.

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They also said most of those patients are unvaccinated.

Harris said local health departments are offering the COVID-19 vaccine, along with pharmacies and True Health.

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