COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increase

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increase

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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December 17, 2021

The number of Florida hospital inpatients with COVID-19 increased during the past week, according to data posted online Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The data showed that 1,556 inpatients had COVID-19, up from 1,389 a week earlier. Meanwhile, the Thursday numbers showed 278 COVID-19 patients were in intensive-care units, up from 245 a week earlier.

While the numbers have increased, they remain significantly lower than hospitalization levels during the summer, when the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus spread across Florida. Hospitalization numbers steadily declined in September, October and November.

Gov Ron DeSantis was in Ocala, Florida with Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo this morning to announce a new monoclonal antibody treatment. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried recently suggested that Gov. DeSantis needed to pay closer attention to the growing number of COVID testing.

Javier Manjarres contributed to this story

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

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