Florida Passes 5 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered

By Ryan Yousefi

On March 5, the Florida Department of Health reported there have now been over 5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccinations administered statewide. The number of doses, 5,074,996, to be exact, accounts for 15.82 percent of Floridians having received at least one dose of the vaccination.

Florida has fully vaccinated 8.82-percent of its population, half-a-percent more than the state reported on March 3. Broward County has a population of  1,9 million residents as of 2019 and 441,200 doses of the vaccine have been administered, with 161,600 people now fully vaccinated. 

COVID-19 Update

On March 5 reported COVID-19 cases, 129,170 tests were conducted. Out of those, 9,478 came back positive. Of the positive test results, 5,941 were those finding out they had tested positive for the first time.

The March 5 data shows that testing, cases, and the positivity rate all saw an increase compared to days prior. The positivity rate ticked up to 6.84-percent, a small increase compared to the numbers reported on March 4, yet still much lower than data Floridians became accustomed to seeing at the peak of the pandemic.

Tamarac has reported 5,273 total positive COVID-19 cases — an increase of just 36 positive cases since March 3.  

Statewide in Florida, there have been 1,936,207 positive cases to date. The average age to contract the virus in Broward County on March 4 was 37-years-old for the second-straight day, slightly younger than usual. For months, the average Floridian to test positive has hovered between 39 and 42-years-old. 

Since the pandemic began, 80,632 Floridians have been hospitalized due to complications of COVID-19, and 31,522  have died. Of the total deaths, 2,438 were from Broward County. 

Broward County Total Cases

Fort Lauderdale 42,171

Hollywood 37,635

Pompano Beach 18,985

Miramar 12,821

Coral Springs 11,115

Davie 8,550

Sunrise 7,683

Plantation 6,675

Weston 6,113

Deerfield Beach  5,697

Tamarac  5,273

Coconut Creek 4,803

Margate 4,714

Hallandale 3,745

Pembroke Pines 3,753

North Lauderdale  3,233

Oakland Park 2,683

Cooper City  2,672

Parkland 2,211

Dania 1,381

Lauderhill 973

Wilton Manors 936

Lauderdale Lakes 825

Southwest Ranches  662

State of Florida

Miami, Dade 238,759
Orlando, Orange 84,427
Jacksonville, Duval 82,720
Tampa, Hillsborough 65,520
Hialeah, Dade 58,378
Fort Lauderdale, Broward 42,171
Hollywood, Broward 37,635
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach 29,546
Kissimmee, Osceola 28,318
Tallahassee, Leon 27,576
Pensacola, Escambia 25,346
Homestead, Dade 24,990
Naples, Collier 24,921
Saint Petersburg, Pinellas 24,192
Fort Myers, Lee 22,192
Bradenton, Manatee 20,705
Ocala, Marion 20,536
Boca Raton, Palm Beach 20,296
Lakeland, Polk 20,019
Pompano Beach, Broward 18,985
Gainesville, Alachua 17,742
Sarasota, Sarasota 16,109
Port Saint Lucie, St. Lucie 14,744
Lake Worth, Palm Beach 14,680
Cape Coral, Lee 14,362
Clearwater, Pinellas 12,971
Miami Beach, Dade 12,878
Miramar, Broward 12,821
Boynton Beach, Palm Beach 11,660
Panama City, Bay 11,627
Doral, Dade 11,346
Coral Springs, Broward 11,215
Miami Gardens, Dade 10,915
Saint Augustine, St. Johns 10,742
Melbourne, Brevard 9,873
Winter Haven, Polk 9,684
Delray Beach, Palm Beach 9,118
Lehigh Acres, Lee 8,873
Davie, Broward 8,530
Riverview, Hillsborough 8,517
Vero Beach, Indian River 8,494
Milton, Santa Rosa 8,252
Palm Bay, Brevard 7,831
New Port Richey, Pasco 7,751
Sunrise, Broward 7,683
Fort Pierce, St. Lucie 7,465
Coral Gables, Dade 7,267
Saint Cloud, Osceola 7,254
Largo, Pinellas 7,220
Daytona Beach, Volusia 7,045
Apopka, Orange 7,023
Lake City, Columbia 6,994
Orange Park, Clay 6,852
Spring Hill, Hernando 6,837
Plantation, Broward 6,675
North Miami Beach, Dade 6,600
Clermont, Lake 6,553
Davenport, Polk 6,497
Brandon, Hillsborough 6,381
Jupiter, Palm Beach 6,180
Weston, Broward 6,113
Plant City, Hillsborough 6,084
Sanford, Seminole 6,077
Deltona, Volusia 5,989
Deerfield Beach, Broward 5,697
Winter Garden, Orange 5,607
Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa 5,286
Tamarac, Broward 5,273
Port Charlotte, Charlotte 5,223
Palm Coast, Flagler 5,068
Crestview, Okaloosa 5,053
Stuart, Martin 5,014
Wesley Chapel, Pasco 4,908
Coconut Creek, Broward 4,803
Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach 4,778
Land O Lakes, Pasco 4,731
Margate, Broward 4,714
Winter Park, Orange 4,651
Palmetto, Manatee 4,631
Deland, Volusia 4,628
Palm Harbor, Pinellas 4,606
Wellington, Palm Beach 4,523
Oviedo, Seminole 4,492
Miami Lakes, Dade 4,346
Opa Locka, Dade 4,225
Altamonte Springs, Seminole 4,199
Middleburg, Clay 4,101
Lutz, Hillsborough 4,092
Port Orange, Volusia 4,050
Haines City, Polk 4,039
Brooksville, Hernando 3,987
Live Oak, Suwannee 3,974
Valrico, Hillsborough 3,929
Venice, Sarasota 3,923
North Port, Sarasota 3,922
Sebring, Highlands 3,887
Ocoee, Orange 3,871
The Villages, Sumter 3,868
Punta Gorda, Charlotte 3,863
Leesburg, Lake 3,859
Hallandale, Broward 3,852
Pembroke Pines, Broward 3,734
Saint Johns, St. Johns 3,730
Arcadia, Desoto 3,727
Bonita Springs, Lee 3,605
Seminole, Pinellas 3,603
Ormond Beach, Volusia 3,582
Navarre, Santa Rosa 3,551
Zephyrhills, Pasco 3,547
Okeechobee, Okeechobee 3,540
Windermere, Orange 3,330
Pinellas Park, Pinellas 3,327
Immokalee, Collier 3,300
Longwood, Seminole 3,273
North Lauderdale, Broward 3,255
Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa 3,215
North Miami, Dade 3,207
Ruskin, Hillsborough 3,194
Cocoa, Brevard 3,159
Niceville, Okaloosa 3,147
Cantonment, Escambia 3,068
Panama City Beach, Bay 2,976
Quincy, Gadsden 2,914
Jacksonville Beach, Duval 2,911
Lake Worth Beach, Palm Beach 2,897
Key West, Monroe 2,874
Crawfordville, Wakulla 2,849
Casselberry, Seminole 2,805
Hudson, Pasco 2,767
Cutler Ridge, Dade 2,754
Dade City, Pasco 2,748
Port Richey, Pasco 2,743
Bartow, Polk 2,719
Palatka, Putnam 2,716
Fernandina Beach, Nassau 2,672
Titusville, Brevard 2,669
North Fort Myers, Lee 2,653
Oakland Park, Broward 2,638
Green Cove Springs, Clay 2,615
Lake Mary, Seminole 2,564
Winter Springs, Seminole 2,547
Kissimmee, Polk 2,540
Auburndale, Polk 2,517
Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns 2,505
Aventura, Dade 2,488
Perry, Taylor 2,487
Lake Wales, Polk 2,465
Merritt Island, Brevard 2,451
Lynn Haven, Bay 2,426
New Smyrna Beach, Volusia 2,390
Tarpon Springs, Pinellas 2,386
Marianna, Jackson 2,357
Inverness, Citrus 2,332
Belle Glade, Palm Beach 2,296
Clewiston, Hendry 2,276
Fleming Island, Clay 2,228
Eustis, Lake 2,215
Parkland, Broward 2,211
Santa Rosa Beach, Walton 2,208
Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach 2,169
Cooper City, Broward 2,165
Wimauma, Hillsborough 2,160
Dunedin, Pinellas 2,153
Estero, Lee 2,128
Loxahatchee, Palm Beach 2,115
Holiday, Pasco 2,059
Defuniak Springs, Walton 2,040
Chipley, Washington 2,035
Sarasota, Manatee 1,960
Rockledge, Brevard 1,955
Key Biscayne, Dade 1,952
Destin, Okaloosa 1,937
Parrish, Manatee 1,922
Starke, Bradford 1,920
Labelle, Hendry 1,915
Palm City, Martin 1,889
Mount Dora, Lake 1,888
Avon Park, Highlands 1,871
Odessa, Hillsborough 1,868
Mulberry, Polk 1,860
Riviera Beach, Palm Beach 1,832
Tavares, Lake 1,819
Seffner, Hillsborough 1,767
Summerfield, Marion 1,746
Yulee, Nassau 1,744
Groveland, Lake 1,683
Pinecrest, Dade 1,650
Missing, Dade 1,636
Wauchula, Hardee 1,631
Lithia, Hillsborough 1,614
Macclenny, Baker 1,614
Maitland, Orange 1,600
Sebastian, Indian River 1,567
Mayo, Lafayette 1,565
Orange City, Volusia 1,565
Callahan, Nassau 1,555
Bonifay, Holmes 1,548
Coconut Grove, Dade 1,543
Ponte Vedra, St. Johns 1,521
Carol City, Dade 1,518
Palmetto Bay, Dade 1,505
Homosassa, Citrus 1,499
Lady Lake, Lake 1,493
Crossings, Dade 1,477
Crystal River, Citrus 1,468
Dania, Broward 1,412
Pace, Santa Rosa 1,372
Lake Placid, Highlands 1,366
Lake Butler, Union 1,350
Gibsonton, Hillsborough 1,336
Florida City, Dade 1,320
Oldsmar, Pinellas 1,320
Madison, Madison 1,317
Sun City Center, Hillsborough 1,316
Atlantic Beach, Duval 1,307
Dover, Hillsborough 1,306
Hobe Sound, Martin 1,285
Monticello, Jefferson 1,270
Biscayne Park, Dade 1,270
Dunnellon, Marion 1,265
Palm Springs, Palm Beach 1,252
Apollo Beach, Hillsborough 1,252
Edgewater, Volusia 1,247
Alachua, Alachua 1,241
Indiantown, Martin 1,225
Debary, Volusia 1,216
Graceville, Jackson 1,215
Belleview, Marion 1,208
North Palm Beach, Palm Beach 1,165
Century, Escambia 1,164
Lantana, Palm Beach 1,153
Newberry, Alachua 1,117
South Miami, Dade 1,116
Lecanto, Citrus 1,091
Havana, Gadsden 1,072

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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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