By Ryan Yousefi
With COVID-19 cases spiking all around the state, Parkland Talk has resumed providing updates on data from the Florida Department of Health.
Unfortunately, fall has brought with it some bad news; COVID-19 cases are setting record highs all around the country. The data in Broward County is trending upward towards the numbers Floridians grew accustomed to seeing during the first wave of infections.
According to the Florida Department of Health, as of November 24, there have been 5,087 positive COVID-19 cases in Parkland. That’s an increase of 27 positive cases since we last updated readers on the data on Monday, November 22.
Statewide in Florida, there have been 961,676 positive COVID-19 cases to date.
There were 128,226 COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida on November 24, with 11,464 coming back positive. Over the last two weeks, positive test rates have remained steady, ranging from 8.52-percent on November 11 to 8.94-percent on November 24. On November 13 the rate was 11.37-percent, the highest Florida has seen since the new wave of infections began.
The average age of a resident to contract COVID-19 in Broward County on November 22 was 40-years-old. For weeks, the average age of a person contracting COVID-19 in Florida has hovered at or around 40-years-old.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 18,254 deaths to date in Florida due to COVID-19, with a total of 54,133 patients hospitalized due to the virus since the pandemic began.
Below are cases sorted by Broward County cities:
Fort Lauderdale 24,190
Pompano Beach 11,380
Coral Springs 5,087
Deerfield Beach 2,982
Coconut Creek 2,120
North Lauderdale 1,740
Oakland Park 1,740
Pembroke Pines 1,588
Cooper City 931
Lauderdale Lakes 464
Wilton Manors 447
Southwest Ranches 330
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- Ryan Yousefi has lived in Coral Springs for over 30 years. He has worked as a writer for multiples outlets over the years, including the Miami New Times where he has covered sports and culture since 2013. He holds a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.
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