Number of COVID-19 cases continue to drop at Florida hospitals

Tallahassee, Florida – The numbers of Florida hospital patients and intensive-care unit patients with COVID-19 continue to drop.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services posted data Friday that showed 2,139 inpatients at Florida hospitals had COVID-19, continuing a steady decrease over the past two months.
For example, hospitals had 5,414 inpatients with COVID-19 on Oct. 1.
The federal data Friday also showed that 516 patients with COVID-19 were in intensive-care units, compared to 1,425 on Oct. 1.
Hospitals were hit with surges of patients in July and August as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus spread across the state.

Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

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