Tallahassee, FL - Numbers released by the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) on Friday show 5,683 new COVID-19 cases reported for the week of July 23 to July 29 in Volusia County. The previous record for new cases in a one week time period, January 1 through 8, 2021, is 2,599. The new record set on Thursday, is 118 percent higher. Flagler County also broke it's previous record for new cases, 469, with 671 reported as of last Thursday.
The state of Florida also hit a weekly case record, reporting 110,724 new COVID-19 cases for the week of July 23 to July 29. That's a 51 percent increase from the previous week.
According to the CDC, just one county, Glades, does not have a high level of COVID-19 transmission. The weekly positivity rate in Florida is 18.1 percent.
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida increased by five percent in just one day according to the latest update by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They were 8,816 on July 27 and 9,288 on July 28. The record number of hospitalizations, 10,179, was reported July 23, 2020.
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