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By Ryan Yousefi 

With COVID-19 cases spiking all around the state, Parkland Talk continues providing updates from the Florida Department of Health.

COVID-19 cases are still 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 December 12, there have been 1,101 positive COVID-19 cases in Parkland. That’s an increase of 60 positive cases since we last updated readers on December 9. 

Statewide in Florida, there have been 1,125,931 positive COVID-19 cases to date. Florida is one of only three states in the U.S. to have recorded over one million COVID-19 cases.

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There were 129,340 COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida on December 12, with 13,407 coming back positive. Of those positive cases, 8,866 were Floridians testing positive for the first time. 

The average age of a resident to contract COVID-19 in Broward County on December 12 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 19,866 deaths to date in Florida due to COVID-19 and a total of 57,210 patients hospitalized due to the virus. 

Below are cases sorted by Broward County cities:

Fort Lauderdale 27,227

Hollywood 23,008

Pompano Beach 12,683

Miramar 7,618

Coral Springs 6,140

Sunrise 4,517

Davie 4,865

Plantation 3,809

Deerfield Beach  3,510

Weston  3,589

Tamarac  3,033

Margate 2,587

Coconut Creek 2,603

Hallandale 2,332

North Lauderdale  1,982

Oakland Park  1,664

Pembroke Pines 2,006

Cooper City  1,163

Parkland 1,101

Dania 838

Lauderdale Lakes 529

Lauderhill  551

Wilton Manors 540

Southwest Ranches  398

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Ryan Yousefi
Ryan Yousefi
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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