By Ryan Yousefi
With COVID-19 cases spiking all around the state, Parkland Talk continues to provide updates 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 December 6, there have been 1,007 positive COVID-19 cases in Parkland. That’s an increase of 38 positive cases since we last updated readers on the data on December 4.
Statewide in Florida, there have been 1,065,785 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.
There were 100,703 COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida on December 6, with 11,003 coming back positive. Of those positive cases, 7,575 were Floridians testing positive for the first time.
Over the last two weeks, positive test rates have remained steady, ranging from 8.26-percent on November 20 to 9.87-percent on December 6.
The average age of a resident to contract COVID-19 in Broward County on December 6 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 19,282 deaths to date in Florida due to COVID-19, with a total of 56,607 patients hospitalized due to the virus.
Below are cases sorted by Broward County cities:
Fort Lauderdale 26,201
Pompano Beach 12,253
Coral Springs 5,762
Deerfield Beach 3,301
Coconut Creek 2,450
North Lauderdale 1,895
Pembroke Pines 1,865
Oakland Park 1,607
Cooper City 1,093
Wilton Manors 520
Lauderdale Lakes 503
Southwest Ranches 379
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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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