By CBSMiami.com Team

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The number of Florida hospital inpatients with COVID-19 was down slightly Tuesday from a week earlier, according to data posted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The data showed that 10,893 inpatients had COVID-19, down from 11,078 a week earlier. Also, 1,461 COVID-19 patients were in intensive-care units, up from 1,382 a week earlier.

COVID-19 hospitalizations increased dramatically over the past month as the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus spread through the state.

(©2022 CBS Local Media. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.)

CBSMiami.com Team