Tamarac COVID-19 Update: Florida Sees Record Number of Cases Over The Holiday

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By Ryan Yousefi 

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

On January 1, there were 110,060 COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida. Out of those, 13,174 returned positive. and 9,752 were new cases.

Data was not shared over the holiday, but current reports indicate a record of 28,254 tests came back positive on December 31, with 21,015 first-time positives. 

There were 3,552 positive COVID-19 cases in the City of Tamarac — an increase of 122 positive cases since we last updated readers on December 30. 

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Statewide in Florida, there have been 1,354,833 positive COVID-19 cases to date. Florida is one of only three states in the U.S. to have recorded over 1 million COVID-19 cases, with only California and Texas registering more. 

The average age to contract COVID-19 in Broward County on January 1 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 21,890 deaths to date in Florida due to COVID-19 and a total of 63,148 patients hospitalized due to the virus. 

Below are cases sorted by Broward County cities:

Fort Lauderdale 30,912

Hollywood 26,732

Pompano Beach 14,198

Miramar 8,938

Coral Springs 7,397

Davie 5,866

Sunrise 5,309

Plantation 4,595

Weston 4,264

Deerfield Beach  4,041

Tamarac  3,552

Coconut Creek 3,224

Margate 3,085

Hallandale 2,707

Pembroke Pines 2,508

North Lauderdale  2,255

Oakland Park 1,914

Cooper City  1,441

Parkland 1,448

Dania 961

Lauderhill 662

Wilton Manors 628

Lauderdale Lakes 588

Southwest Ranches  469

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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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