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 8, there have been 1,041 positive COVID-19 cases in Parkland. That’s an increase of 34 positive cases since we last updated readers on the data on December 7.
Statewide in Florida, there have been 1,083,362 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 124,246 COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida on December 8, with 13,452 coming back positive. Of those positive cases, 9,442 were Floridians testing positive for the first time.
Over the last two weeks, positive test rates have remained steady, ranging from 8.42-percent on November 25 to 10.83-percent on December 8.
The average age of a resident to contract COVID-19 in Broward County on December 8 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 19,462 deaths to date in Florida due to COVID-19, with a total of 57,210 patients hospitalized due to the virus.
Below are cases sorted by Broward County cities:
Fort Lauderdale 26,519
Pompano Beach 12,373
Coral Springs 5,869
Deerfield Beach 3,362
Coconut Creek 2,506
North Lauderdale 1,924
Oakland Park 1,621
Pembroke Pines 1,918
Cooper City 1,111
Lauderdale Lakes 510
Wilton Manors 531
Southwest Ranches 389
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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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