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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida hospitals Tuesday continued to see decreases in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, including patients in intensive-care units.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services posted data that showed 4,588 people with COVID-19 were inpatients at 232 Florida hospitals.

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That was down from 4,847 inpatients reported Monday. Also, the data Tuesday showed 1,223 COVID-19 patients in intensive-care units, down from 1,307 reported Monday.

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Florida saw a surge in cases and hospitalizations in July and August as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus swept across the state. But it has had a steady decline in hospitalizations during the past month.

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