By Ryan Yousefi 

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

According to the Florida Department of Health, as of December 20, there were 1,235 positive COVID-19 cases in Parkland. That’s an increase of 39 positive cases since we last updated readers on December 18. 

Statewide in Florida, there have been 1,212,581 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, with only California and Texas registering more. 

There were 145,728 COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida on December 20, with 15,780 coming back positive. Of those positive cases, 10,772 were Floridians testing positive for the first time. As a whole, last week Florida saw the most cases they’ve had since the peak of the pandemic on July 12, when a record 15,394 were recorded. 

Over the last two weeks, positive test rates have remained steady, ranging from 9.92-percent on December 7 to 10.82-percent on December 20. On December 14, Florida saw the highest positivity rate in months, with 11.97-percent of tests turning up positive. 

The average age of a resident to contract COVID-19 in Broward County on December 20 was 41-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 20,608 deaths to date in Florida due to COVID-19 and a total of 60,152 patients hospitalized due to the virus. 

Below are cases sorted by Broward County cities:

Fort Lauderdale 28,776

Hollywood 24,450

Pompano Beach 13,275

Miramar 8,170

Coral Springs 6,639

Davie 5,285

Sunrise 4,801

Plantation 4,097

Weston 3,850

Deerfield Beach  3,722

Tamarac  3,262

Coconut Creek 2,858

Margate 2,781

Hallandale 2,497

Pembroke Pines 2,210

North Lauderdale  2,095

Oakland Park 1,760

Cooper City  1,281

Parkland 1,235

Dania 897

Lauderhill  593

Wilton Manors 571

Lauderdale Lakes 544

Southwest Ranches  430

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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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