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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The number of Florida hospital inpatients with COVID-19 has inched up after falling below 1,000, according to data posted online Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The data showed 1,063 inpatients had COVID-19, up from 975 in a Monday count.

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The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive-care units, however, was down slightly from 101 in the Monday count to 93 on Thursday.

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The numbers are far below totals after the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus caused a surge in cases and hospitalizations in December and January.

On Jan. 7, for example, the federal agency reported that 8,914 Florida inpatients had COVID-19.

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