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Florida inpatients with COVID-19 dip

TALLAHASSEE - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services posted data Friday that showed 4,476 Florida hospital inpatients had COVID-19, a decrease from the past two days. 

The department reported Thursday that 4,758 inpatients had COVID-19, after reporting a total of 4,699 on Wednesday.

The data released Friday also said 444 COVID-19 patients were in intensive-care units, down from 468 on Thursday and 457 on Wednesday. 

Numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have increased during the past few months as subvariants of the coronavirus have spread.

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