The number of hospitalized patients in Florida with COVID-19 continued to decline over the past week. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released data Monday that showed 5,502 hospitalized Florida patients had COVID-19, down from 7,316 a week earlier and down from 9,015 two weeks earlier.
The data also showed that 882 COVID-19 patients were in intensive care units, down from 1,174 one week earlier and 1,346 two weeks earlier. Hospital admissions increased in December and early January as the highly contagious omicron variant of coronavirus spread across Florida. But the number of cases has fallen steadily in recent weeks.
The Florida Department of Health released a report Friday that said 103,022 cases were reported from Feb. 4 to Thursday, down from 130,890 the previous week. The state reached a peak of 427,628 reported cases in the week from January 7 to January 13.
Stay on top of Central Florida news and views with our weekly newslettersand consider supports this free release. Our small but powerful team works tirelessly to bring you news from Central Florida, and every little bit helps.