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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – With coronavirus cases surging, the number of people in Florida hospitals inpatients with COVID-19 has topped 3,800, according to data posted online Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The data said 3,836 inpatients had COVID-19, up from a reported 3,148 on Tuesday and 2,406 on Monday.

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Meanwhile, the federal agency said 443 Florida patients with COVID-19 were in intensive-care units, up from a reported 382 on Tuesday and 325 on Monday.

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Florida has seen a major increase in COVID-19 cases this month, at least in part because of the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus. But while hospitalization numbers have increased, they remain far below the totals this summer, when the delta variant of the coronavirus spread through the state.

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