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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The number of Florida hospital inpatients with COVID-19 jumped back above 11,000, adding more than 300 patients in a Tuesday count, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Data posted by the agency showed that 11,105 inpatients had COVID-19, up from 10,794 in a Monday count and up from 10,893 on Jan. 18.

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The data also showed that 1,582 COVID-19 patients were in intensive-care units, up slightly from 1,566 on Monday.

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The number of cases and hospitalizations began surging in December as the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus spread across the state.

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