Florida Sees Record-Breaking 26,203 New COVID-19 Cases on August 24
According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Hospital Association, Florida reported 26,203 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, August 24. This breaks the previous record of 25,957 from August 12.
The graph below is also provided by the Florida Hospital Association, reporting 2,021 new hospitalizations from the virus on August 24. COVID-19 accounts for 16,896 total hospitalizations statewide as of today, August 25. They also reported the current bed availability at 14.1% for all inpatients and 6.3% for adult ICU bed availability. 53.9% of all current adult ICU patients are being treated for COVID-19.
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings is set to provide a COVID-19 update tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. Both Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort are in Orange County.
At the time of this article, Walt Disney World currently requires masks indoors for all guests, regardless of vaccination status. Universal Orlando Resort is requiring masks indoors for unvaccinated guests and encouraging vaccinated guests to follow suit.
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