COVID-19 Update for Tamarac and Broward County

By Ryan Yousefi 

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

As of December 25, there were 3,361 positive COVID-19 cases in Tamarac. That’s an increase of 49 positive cases since we last updated readers on December 22. 

Statewide in Florida, there have been 1,264,588 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 85,777 COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida on December 25, with 8,970 coming back positive. Of those positive cases, 5,961 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. 

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The average age of a resident to contract COVID-19 in Broward County on December 25 was 44-years-old, a slight uptick compared to previous days. 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 20,874 deaths to date in Florida due to COVID-19 and a total of 60,800 patients hospitalized.

Below are cases sorted by Broward County cities:

Fort Lauderdale 29,515

Hollywood 25,220

Pompano Beach 13,620

Miramar 8,425

Coral Springs 6,866

Davie 5,500

Sunrise 4,951

Plantation 4,271

Weston 3,976

Deerfield Beach  3,825

Tamarac  3,361

Coconut Creek 2,986

Margate 2,880

Hallandale 2,577

Pembroke Pines 2,306

North Lauderdale  2,157

Oakland Park 1,806

Cooper City  1,327

Parkland 1,310

Dania 914

Lauderhill 621

Wilton Manors 585

Lauderdale Lakes 557

Southwest Ranches  449

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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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