Coral Springs Covid-19 Update Through December 15

By Ryan Yousefi 

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

According to the Florida Department of Health, as of December 15, there were 6,303 positive COVID-19 cases in Coral Springs. That’s an increase of 163 positive cases since we last updated readers on December 14. 

Statewide in Florida, there have been 1,155,335 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 140,309 COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida on December 15, with 15,863 coming back positive. Of those positive cases, 11,344 were Floridians testing positive for the first time. 

Over the last two weeks, positive test rates have remained steady, ranging from 11.02-percent on November 29 to 11.31-percent on December 15. On December 14, Florida saw the highest positivity rate in months, with 11.96-percent of tests turning up positive. 

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The average age of a resident to contract COVID-19 in Broward County on December 8 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 20,204 deaths to date in Florida due to COVID-19 and a total of 58,969 patients hospitalized due to the virus. 

Below are cases sorted by Broward County cities:

Fort Lauderdale 27,716

Hollywood 23,530

Pompano Beach 12,843

Miramar 7,862

Coral Springs 6,303

Sunrise 4,617

Davie 4,986

Plantation 3,916

Deerfield Beach  3,599

Weston  3,677

Tamarac  3,110

Margate 2,643

Coconut Creek 2,667

Hallandale 2,393

North Lauderdale  2,019

Pembroke Pines 2,087

Oakland Park 1,691

Cooper City  1,218

Parkland 1,141

Dania 855

Lauderdale Lakes 561

Lauderhill  551

Wilton Manors 548

Southwest Ranches  407

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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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