On Satuday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service reported 71,458 were hospitalized with COVID-19, which represents 9.57% of the 755,948 available beds at 5,984 hospitals. The total in-patient beds in use: 74.41%.
During the peak from the Delta strain during the number, more than 100,000 were hospitalized with the disease. Some regions in the United States had no beds available.
One week ago, 69,174 were hospitalized. And on Dec. 1 it was 57,876.
Source: U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations rise to 71,458 among Omicron surge – UPI.com
The state reported 31,758 cases to the Centers for Disease Control database on Thursday. The previous high was 27,669 in August when the delta variant swept the state.
The statewide positivity rate rose to 13.8 percent for the week, up from 5.3 percent the week prior.
Florida had its largest single-day spike in cases earlier this week, another illustration of how the new variant has hit the United States hard.
Source: Florida breaks another record for COVID-19 cases | TheHill