Hospitalizations in Florida rose by more than a third in just the 12 days since the state started releasing daily hospitalization data.
Data made available via the Covid Tracking Project and the state's Agency for Health Care Administration show a 37% rise in hospitalizations since data became available July 10.
Florida reported at least 9,520 Covid-related hospitalizations Tuesday, compared to about 6,974 on July 10.
At a roundtable Tuesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continued to insist "we're turning this thing back in a good direction," adding the state's health care system is able to handle the surge, with 24% of hospital beds available statewide.