One Year After Florida’s First COVID-19 Case Where Are We Now?

By Ryan Yousefi

It was one year ago the Florida Department announced there were two COVID-19 cases in Florida, which were later confirmed by Gov. DeSantis.

Since then, 30,999 have died, and 2,399 from Broward County.

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Tests are still being conducted on a daily basis. On February 218, there were 33,559. Out of those, 2,931 came back positive. Of the positive test results, 1,817 were those testing positive for the first time.

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There’s hope in sight. Not only did testing and cases dramatically decline compared to previous days, but the first-time positivity rate also declined to 6.32-percent — a steady decrease compared to the numbers reported last week.

Tamarac has reported 5,199 total positive COVID-19 cases — an increase of 58 positive cases since February 27.

Statewide in Florida, there are 1,910,921 positive cases to date. The average age to contract COVID-19 in Broward County on February 28 was 41-years-old, slightly older than usual. For months, the average Floridian to test positive has hovered between 39 and 42-years-old. 

Vaccinations

Data released by the Florida Department of Health on February 25 show 4,697,891 – or 14.65 percent of Floridians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

Florida has fully vaccinated 8.16-percent of its population. Broward County, with a population of 1,9 million residents as of 2019, reported 405,070 doses of the vaccine have been administered, and 148,919 residents are now fully vaccinated. 

Broward County Total Cases

Fort Lauderdale 41,562

Hollywood 37,029

Pompano Beach 18,718

Miramar 12,621

Coral Springs 11,004

Davie 8,374

Sunrise 7,496

Plantation 6,563

Weston 6,030

Deerfield Beach  5,490

Tamarac  5,199

Coconut Creek 4,719

Margate 4,634

Hallandale 3,745

Pembroke Pines 3,753

North Lauderdale  3,203

Oakland Park 2,599

Cooper City  2,672

Parkland 2,158

Dania 1,381

Lauderhill 964

Wilton Manors 911

Lauderdale Lakes 825

Southwest Ranches  643

State of Florida

Miami, Dade 235,145
Orlando, Orange 83,557
Jacksonville, Duval 82,112
Tampa, Hillsborough 64,700
Hialeah, Dade 57,460
Fort Lauderdale, Broward 41,562
Hollywood, Broward 37,029
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach 29,149
Kissimmee, Osceola 27,999
Tallahassee, Leon 27,334
Pensacola, Escambia 25,121
Naples, Collier 24,659
Homestead, Dade 24,512
Saint Petersburg, Pinellas 23,887
Fort Myers, Lee 21,945
Bradenton, Manatee 20,385
Ocala, Marion 20,323
Boca Raton, Palm Beach 19,946
Lakeland, Polk 19,782
Pompano Beach, Broward 18,718
Gainesville, Alachua 17,613
Sarasota, Sarasota 15,924
Port Saint Lucie, St. Lucie 14,528
Lake Worth, Palm Beach 14,478
Cape Coral, Lee 14,144
Clearwater, Pinellas 12,813
Miami Beach, Dade 12,687
Miramar, Broward 12,621
Boynton Beach, Palm Beach 11,512
Panama City, Bay 11,425
Doral, Dade 11,151
Coral Springs, Broward 11,004
Miami Gardens, Dade 10,723
Saint Augustine, St. Johns 10,648
Melbourne, Brevard 9,764
Winter Haven, Polk 9,567
Delray Beach, Palm Beach 8,960
Lehigh Acres, Lee 8,740
Vero Beach, Indian River 8,420
Riverview, Hillsborough 8,412
Davie, Broward 8,374
Milton, Santa Rosa 8,190
Palm Bay, Brevard 7,711
New Port Richey, Pasco 7,655
Sunrise, Broward 7,557
Fort Pierce, St. Lucie 7,362
Coral Gables, Dade 7,195
Saint Cloud, Osceola 7,135
Largo, Pinellas 7,117
Daytona Beach, Volusia 6,992
Lake City, Columbia 6,969
Apopka, Orange 6,897
Orange Park, Clay 6,817
Spring Hill, Hernando 6,698
Plantation, Broward 6,563
Clermont, Lake 6,449
North Miami Beach, Dade 6,439
Davenport, Polk 6,405
Brandon, Hillsborough 6,310
Jupiter, Palm Beach 6,072
Weston, Broward 6,030
Plant City, Hillsborough 5,993
Sanford, Seminole 5,983
Deltona, Volusia 5,889
Deerfield Beach, Broward 5,604
Winter Garden, Orange 5,535
Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa 5,207
Tamarac, Broward 5,199
Port Charlotte, Charlotte 5,176
Crestview, Okaloosa 4,990
Palm Coast, Flagler 4,968
Stuart, Martin 4,946
Wesley Chapel, Pasco 4,832
Coconut Creek, Broward 4,719
Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach 4,700
Land O Lakes, Pasco 4,694
Margate, Broward 4,634
Palmetto, Manatee 4,576
Deland, Volusia 4,573
Winter Park, Orange 4,548
Palm Harbor, Pinellas 4,535
Wellington, Palm Beach 4,445
Oviedo, Seminole 4,439
Miami Lakes, Dade 4,309
Opa Locka, Dade 4,190
Altamonte Springs, Seminole 4,143
Middleburg, Clay 4,061
Lutz, Hillsborough 4,018
Port Orange, Volusia 4,001
Haines City, Polk 3,997
Live Oak, Suwannee 3,968
Brooksville, Hernando 3,924
Venice, Sarasota 3,895
North Port, Sarasota 3,882
Valrico, Hillsborough 3,866
Sebring, Highlands 3,846
Punta Gorda, Charlotte 3,836
Ocoee, Orange 3,834
Leesburg, Lake 3,820
The Villages, Sumter 3,807
Hallandale, Broward 3,795
Saint Johns, St. Johns 3,709
Arcadia, Desoto 3,677
Pembroke Pines, Broward 3,666
Bonita Springs, Lee 3,559
Ormond Beach, Volusia 3,544
Seminole, Pinellas 3,537
Okeechobee, Okeechobee 3,514
Navarre, Santa Rosa 3,507
Zephyrhills, Pasco 3,492
Windermere, Orange 3,285
Pinellas Park, Pinellas 3,281
Immokalee, Collier 3,262
Longwood, Seminole 3,238
North Lauderdale, Broward 3,203
Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa 3,190
Ruskin, Hillsborough 3,140
North Miami, Dade 3,136
Cocoa, Brevard 3,114
Niceville, Okaloosa 3,102
Cantonment, Escambia 3,042
Panama City Beach, Bay 2,919
Jacksonville Beach, Duval 2,891
Quincy, Gadsden 2,881
Lake Worth Beach, Palm Beach 2,863
Key West, Monroe 2,833
Crawfordville, Wakulla 2,830
Casselberry, Seminole 2,764
Cutler Ridge, Dade 2,752
Hudson, Pasco 2,720
Dade City, Pasco 2,719
Bartow, Polk 2,703
Port Richey, Pasco 2,703
Palatka, Putnam 2,698
Fernandina Beach, Nassau 2,655
North Fort Myers, Lee 2,618
Green Cove Springs, Clay 2,605
Titusville, Brevard 2,602
Oakland Park, Broward 2,599
Lake Mary, Seminole 2,527
Kissimmee, Polk 2,507
Winter Springs, Seminole 2,505
Auburndale, Polk 2,493
Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns 2,480
Perry, Taylor 2,477
Aventura, Dade 2,434
Merritt Island, Brevard 2,418
Lake Wales, Polk 2,415
Lynn Haven, Bay 2,394
New Smyrna Beach, Volusia 2,368
Tarpon Springs, Pinellas 2,354
Marianna, Jackson 2,342
Inverness, Citrus 2,312
Belle Glade, Palm Beach 2,270
Clewiston, Hendry 2,265
Fleming Island, Clay 2,218
Eustis, Lake 2,183
Santa Rosa Beach, Walton 2,172
Parkland, Broward 2,158
Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach 2,144
Wimauma, Hillsborough 2,133
Cooper City, Broward 2,132
Dunedin, Pinellas 2,128
Estero, Lee 2,101
Loxahatchee, Palm Beach 2,076
Holiday, Pasco 2,028
Chipley, Washington 2,026
Defuniak Springs, Walton 2,026
Rockledge, Brevard 1,943
Sarasota, Manatee 1,932
Key Biscayne, Dade 1,926
Destin, Okaloosa 1,916
Starke, Bradford 1,910
Parrish, Manatee 1,903
Labelle, Hendry 1,902
Mount Dora, Lake 1,860
Avon Park, Highlands 1,856
Palm City, Martin 1,852
Odessa, Hillsborough 1,851
Mulberry, Polk 1,826
Riviera Beach, Palm Beach 1,803
Tavares, Lake 1,794
Seffner, Hillsborough 1,748
Summerfield, Marion 1,738
Yulee, Nassau 1,730
Groveland, Lake 1,656
Wauchula, Hardee 1,618
Pinecrest, Dade 1,618
Macclenny, Baker 1,607
Maitland, Orange 1,582
Lithia, Hillsborough 1,563
Mayo, Lafayette 1,562
Sebastian, Indian River 1,547
Bonifay, Holmes 1,544
Callahan, Nassau 1,541
Coconut Grove, Dade 1,536
Orange City, Volusia 1,533
Carol City, Dade 1,510
Ponte Vedra, St. Johns 1,503
Missing, Dade 1,481
Crossings, Dade 1,475
Homosassa, Citrus 1,475
Lady Lake, Lake 1,470
Palmetto Bay, Dade 1,459
Crystal River, Citrus 1,458
Dania, Broward 1,391
Pace, Santa Rosa 1,358
Lake Placid, Highlands 1,350
Lake Butler, Union 1,347
Gibsonton, Hillsborough 1,320
Madison, Madison 1,311
Sun City Center, Hillsborough 1,298
Oldsmar, Pinellas 1,296
Atlantic Beach, Duval 1,294
Florida City, Dade 1,293
Dover, Hillsborough 1,291
Hobe Sound, Martin 1,267
Monticello, Jefferson 1,265
Biscayne Park, Dade 1,265
Dunnellon, Marion 1,253
Edgewater, Volusia 1,232
Apollo Beach, Hillsborough 1,229
Palm Springs, Palm Beach 1,228
Alachua, Alachua 1,220
Indiantown, Martin 1,217
Graceville, Jackson 1,209
Debary, Volusia 1,196
Belleview, Marion 1,191
North Palm Beach, Palm Beach 1,151
Century, Escambia 1,143
Lantana, Palm Beach 1,127
Newberry, Alachua 1,108
South Miami, Dade 1,103
Lecanto, Citrus 1,079
Havana, Gadsden 1,068
El Portal, Dade 1,052

 

 

 

 

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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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