Indeed, Florida’s Department of Health said the CDC combined multiple days of COVID-19 data into one day.
- The CDC reported that there had been 28,317 new COVID-19 cases in Florida on Sunday.
- But that number changed to 19,584 by Tuesday, according to Fox News.
Florida’s COVID-19 surge
Still, Florida is seeing a massive COVID-19 surge right now. In fact, the federal government recently sent hundreds of ventilators and other medical equipment to the state to deal with the record hospitalizations, NBC News reported.
- Specifically, Florida had 14,787 people hospitalized from COVID-19 on Tuesday, which was 145% more than the peak number of hospitalizations in the state back in July 2020, according to NBC News.
Public officials said the hospitalizations have been driven by the unvaccinated.
- “There is this rapid, accelerated rise that is unprecedented,” University of Florida Health Shands CEO Ed Jimenez said on MSNBC.