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Florida COVID-19 hospitalizations cases drops



Tallahassee, Florida – During the past week, as new cases continued to fall, the number of patients in Florida hospitals who tested positive for COVID-19 dropped.

According to data released Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showed that 9,015 Florida inpatients had COVID-19, down from 10,794 a week earlier.

The data also showed that 1,346 COVID-19 patients were in intensive-care units, down from 1,566 a week earlier.

Florida has seen decreases in COVID-19 cases during the past two weeks after a massive surge in late December and early January.

From January 21 to January. 27, the state totaled 198,719 reported new cases, down from 288,793 the previous week, according to numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Health.

The totals reached as high as 430,015 new cases from January 7 to January 13, as the highly contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus spread across the state.

The state numbers released Friday also said a reported 64,955 Florida residents have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic started in early 2020.


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