Florida COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to climb

The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive-care units, however, remained stable.

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA ADOBE
Photo via Adobe
The number of Florida hospital inpatients with COVID-19 continued to gradually increase in data released Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The data showed that 1,352 inpatients had COVID-19, up from 1,303 in a Friday count.

The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive-care units, however, remained stable.

Monday’s data showed 104 patients needing intensive care, up from 103 on Friday. Inpatient totals have increased in recent weeks as the overall reported numbers of COVID-19 cases have gone up.

But hospitalizations and case numbers remain far lower than early in the year, when the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus spread through the state.
Scroll to read more Florida News articles
Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected]