Tallahassee, Florida – During the past week, the number of patients in Florida hospitals with COVID-19 remained relatively flat.
According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services data released Monday, 1,298 inpatients had COVID-19. That was up from 1,228 a week earlier but down from 1,319 in a Thursday report.
These numbers are far below hospitalization numbers that surged during the summer as the highly transmissible delta variant spread across the state.
According to the data released Monday, 265 COVID-19 patients were in intensive-care units, compared to 239 a week earlier.
The Florida Department of Health Friday released a report showing that 61,701 residents had died of COVID-19 since the pandemic started in early 2020.
The report also showed that nearly 3.7 million residents had tested positive for the virus.