By Kevin Deutsch
Broward County Public Schools have recorded 1,478 COVID-19 cases among students and staff as of Sept. 9, reflecting a 61 percent increase in reported new infections since the previous week, data show.
Coronavirus infections have been confirmed for at least 1,109 students and 369 school employees (1,478 total), according to the school system’s COVID-19 dashboard. In the district’s prior COVID data update reflecting confirmed cases through Sept. 2, Broward schools reported 916 total cases.
The new data show self-reported coronavirus cases for school employees, as well as confirmed cases for students attending in-person instruction, since school began Aug. 18.
Total Reported Cases Since August 18
In Parkland, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School reported 13 cases; Park Trails Elementary School reported 12 cases; Heron Heights Elementary School reported 13 cases, and Westglades Middle School reported five cases.
Among Coral Springs schools, Coral Glades High School has reported 22 COVID-19 cases since the first day of school; J.P. Taravella High School reported four cases; Coral Springs High School reported 15 cases; Coral Springs Middle School reported three cases; Forest Glen Middle School reported six cases; Ramblewood Middle School reported 10 cases; Coral Springs Elementary School reported six cases; Parkside Elementary School reported five cases; Riverside Elementary School reported 10 cases; Westchester Elementary School reported 11 cases; Ramblewood Elementary School reported 15 cases; Country Hills Elementary School reported one case; Coral Park Elementary School reported five cases; Park Springs Elementary School reported 17 cases; Forest Hills Elementary School reported three cases; and Eagle Ridge Elementary School reported five cases.
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- Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.