Florida COVID-19 update: Hospital patients with COVID down by nearly two-thirds in a month

The number of hospitalized COVID patients also continued its weeks-long decline to 4,439 on Friday, a drop of 62% from this time last month, data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows. There were 748 COVID-infected patients in intensive care units on Friday, a slight increase from the day before. The hospital data combines patients admitted for COVID with those admitted for reasons other than COVID or who were infected after admission.