one day after Japan extended its state of emergency.

reported to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

The previous record was from July 23, 2020, more than a half-year before vaccinations started becoming widespread. Florida then had 10,170 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Hospital Association.

Florida is now leading the nation in per capita hospitalizations for COVID-19, as hospitals around the state report having to put emergency room visitors in beds in hallways and others document a noticeable drop in the age of patients.

In the past week, Florida has averaged 1,525 adult hospitalizations a day, and 35 daily pediatric hospitalizations. Both are the highest per capita rate in the nation, according to Jason Salemi, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of South Florida.

Pressure continues to increase from Democratic elected officials to get people vaccinated against the coronavirus as infections mount across the country, fueled by the spread of the highly transmissible delta variant.

Days after President Joe Biden said federal workers and contractors would have to get vaccinated or face restrictions that include masking and testing, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday workers in New York City’s airports and public transit system will be required to get the shots or weekly tests. That follows last week’s announcement by Cuomo that all state workers must get vaccinated or submit to weekly tests.

At a Manhattan news conference Monday, Cuomo also urged private enterprises to require vaccination of their employees and customers.

“Private business, bars, restaurants, go to a vaccine-only admission,” he said.

Also Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio “strongly” recommended that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors, but declined to make masking mandatory.

And New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said all health care personnel and those who work at correctional facilities will have to be vaccinated by Sept. 7 or get tested once or twice a week for the coronavirus.

Also in the news:

►More than 816,000 vaccine doses were reported administered Sunday, including 517,000 newly vaccinated. Since July 5, vaccinations have been slowly ramping up across the nation, said Cyrus Shahpar, the White House’s COVID-19 data director, on Twitter.

►Britain is expected to offer COVID-19 booster vaccines to 32 million people starting early next month, The Telegraph reported on Sunday. The CDC has said that fully vaccinated Americans do not need a third shot yet because they continue to be well protected by their initial doses.

►Tokyo Olympic organizers reported 18 new coronavirus cases Sunday as cases reach an all-time high in Tokyo. The city reported 4,058 cases on Saturday, one day after Japan extended its state of emergency.

►The University of South Carolina and University of Minnesota are requiring students to wear masks indoors this fall. Some colleges will also require students to provide proof they received COVID-19 vaccines.

📈Today’s numbers: The U.S. has had more than 35 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and 613,400 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The global totals: More than 198.6 million cases and 4.232 million deaths. More than 164.7 million Americans — 49.6% of the population — have been fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.

📘What we’re reading: Americans’ divide over masks and vaccines has perplexed sociologists, legal scholars, public health experts and philosophers, causing them to wonder: At what point should individual rights yield to the public interest? Read more here.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham announces breakthrough infection
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Monday on Twitter that he has tested positive for the coronavirus despite being vaccinated.

Graham, 66, said he saw a doctor Monday morning after experiencing flu-like symptoms Saturday night and currently has mild symptoms that include feeling like he has a sinus infection. He plans to quarantine for 10 days.

“I am very glad I was vaccinated because without vaccination I am certain I would not feel as well as I do now,” Graham tweeted. “My symptoms would be far worse.”

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