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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – 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.

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For example, hospitals had 5,414 inpatients with COVID-19 on Oct. 1.

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The federal data Friday also showed that 516 patients with COVID-19 were in intensive-care units, compared to 1,425 on Oct. 1.

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Hospitals were hit with surges of patients in July and August as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus spread across the state.

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