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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida reported 18,608 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, according to data updated Tuesday on the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Florida now has had more than 3.25 million cases of COVID-19 among residents since the pandemic started in early 2020.

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Meanwhile, more than one out of every three patients hospitalized in Florida has COVID-19, according to data maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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More than half of the intensive care unit beds in the state are being occupied by patients with COVID-19.

Forty-nine Florida hospitals reported anticipating critical-care shortages by the end of the week. The 15,682 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 on Tuesday, however, were down nearly 9 percent from last Wednesday, when there were 17,164 COVID-19 hospitalizations.

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