Tamarac COVID-19 Update: Florida Sets Record For Single-Day Cases

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 6, there were 193,251 COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida. Of the test administered, 25,405 returned positive. Of the positive cases, a record 19,473 were new cases. Just over ten percent of all the tests administered in Florida yesterday were connected to people learning for the first time that they have COVID-19.  

There were 3,754 COVID-19 cases in the City of Tamarac — an increase of 134 positive cases since we last updated readers on January 4. 

Statewide in Florida, there have been 1,429,722 positive COVID-19 cases to date. Florida is one of only a handful of states in the U.S. to have recorded over 1 million COVID-19 cases, with only California and Texas registering the most cases in the country.   

The average age to contract COVID-19 in Broward County on January 6 was 40-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 22,481 deaths to date in Florida due to COVID-19 and a total of 64,709 patients hospitalized due to the virus. 

Below are cases sorted by Broward County cities:

Fort Lauderdale 32,048

Hollywood 27,874

Pompano Beach 14,679

Miramar 9,356

Coral Springs 7,835

Davie 6,126

Sunrise 5,579

Plantation 4,844

Weston 4,513

Deerfield Beach  4,170

Tamarac  3,754

Coconut Creek 3,396

Margate 3,236

Hallandale 2,801

Pembroke Pines 2,641

North Lauderdale  2,340

Oakland Park 1,988

Cooper City  1,508

Parkland 1,547

Dania 1,005

Lauderhill 679

Wilton Manors 655

Lauderdale Lakes 611

Southwest Ranches  479

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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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