COVID-19 update: New cases up nearly 16% in Florida over last seven days, but hospitalizations remain low

However, fewer people are hospitalized now with COVID-19 in the United States ― and in Florida ― than at any other point in the pandemic. On Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s chief medical adviser, told CNN he is hopeful that because of high immunity levels in the country, the uptick in cases will not result in another surge in hospitalizations.