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 2, there have been 927 positive COVID-19 cases in Parkland. That’s an increase of 23 positive cases since we last updated readers on the data on Monday, November 30.
Statewide in Florida, there have been 1,018,160 positive COVID-19 cases to date. Florida is now only the third start in the U.S. to have recorded over one million COVID-19 cases.
There were 109,581 COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida on December 2, with 13,358 coming back positive. Of those positive cases, 9,920 were Floridians testing positive for the first time.
Over the last two weeks, positive test rates have remained steady, ranging from 10.41-percent on November 16 to 10.87-percent on December 2. On November 13, the rate was 11.31 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 December 2 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 18,776 deaths to date in Florida due to COVID-19, with a total of 55,567 patients hospitalized due to the virus.
Below are cases sorted by Broward County cities:
Fort Lauderdale 25,312
Pompano Beach 11,854
Coral Springs 5,449
Deerfield Beach 3,177
Coconut Creek 2,288
North Lauderdale 1,812
Oakland Park 1,534
Pembroke Pines 1,727
Cooper City 1,024
Lauderdale Lakes 482
Wilton Manors 489
Southwest Ranches 355
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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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