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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The number of patients in Florida hospitals with COVID-19, and patients needing intensive care, continues to increase.

Data posted Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showed that 11,378 Florida inpatients had COVID-19, up from a reported 11,078 on Tuesday and 9,888 on Monday.

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Also, the data Wednesday showed 1,446 COVID-19 patients in intensive-care units, up from a reported 1,382 patients on Tuesday and 1,158 on Monday.

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Hospitalizations have soared as the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus has spread across the state.

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