LAKE MARY, Fla. - Florida's hospitals saw a decrease in patients with COVID-19 in numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The numbers showed that 11,575 Florida inpatients had COVID-19, down from 11,839 in a Wednesday count.
Also, the federal agency reported that 1,601 COVID-19 patients were in hospital intensive-care units, down slightly from 1,615 on Wednesday.
The number of hospital patients with COVID-19 surged during the past month as the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus spread through the state.
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