By Ryan Yousefi
With COVID-19 cases spiking all around the state, Parkland Talk has received multiple requests to resume 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 11, there have been 711 positive COVID-19 cases in Parkland.
Statewide in Florida, there have been 858,012 positive COVID-19 cases to date.
There were nearly 80,000 COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida on Wednesday, with 5,719 coming back positive. Over the last two weeks, positivity rates have grown steadily from 6.01-percent on October 28 to 9.14-percent on November 11.
The average age of a resident to contract COVID-19 in Broward County is 40-years-old.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 17,300 deaths to date in Florida due to COVID-19, with 51,150 patients hospitalized due to the virus.
Below are cases sorted by Broward cities that have seen the most infections:
Fort Lauderdale 19,110
Pompano Beach 9,747
Coral Springs, 4,268
Deerfield Beach 2,565
Coconut Creek 1,852
North Lauderdale 1,610
Oakland Park 1,343
Pembroke Pines 1,303
Cooper City 818
Lauderdale Lakes 436
Wilton Manors 386
Southwest Ranches 293
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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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