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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Below 11,000

American patients infected with Ebola will be treated in an isolation room like this one at Emory University Hospital.
Hospitalizations are declining in Florida.

Florida continues to see reduced numbers of patients hospitalized with COVID-19. A reported 10,979 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Tuesday at 228 Florida hospitals, according to data posted on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.

A week earlier, 13,628 patients at 229 Florida hospitals were reported as having COVID-19. The number of people needing hospitalization because of COVID-19 soared during the past two months as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus spread through the state.

But the number of COVID-19 inpatients has decreased recently. In all, about 83% of hospital beds in the state were filled with inpatients Tuesday, according to the federal website. The total came from 234 hospitals that reported data.