COVID-19 hospitalizations keep dropping across Florida

The number of Florida hospital inpatients with COVID-19 continues to drop. 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday reported that 3,358 inpatients had COVID-19. As a comparison, the number was 4,123 on Monday. 

The new data also showed that 562 COVID-19 patients were in intensive-care units, down from 686 on Monday. 

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surged in late December and early January as the highly contagious omicron variant spread across the state. But cases and hospitalizations have steadily decreased in recent weeks.

The CDC's new county-level COVID risk map.

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