Tamarac COVID-19 Update: Florida Positivity Rate Nears 2021 High


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

By Ryan Yousefi

On January 19, there were 129,412 COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida. Of the test administered, 17,112 returned positive. Out of the positive cases, 11,615 were new cases.

This is the most  new cases Florida has seen since January 15, when the state recorded over 16,000.

There were 4,224 positive COVID-19 cases in the City of Tamarac — an increase of 54 positive cases since January 18. Recently, county officials announced Coral Square Mall would become the sixth vaccination site in Broward County. Residents are welcome to this location by appointment only. 

Statewide in Florida, there have been 1,601,011 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.   

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The average age to contract COVID-19 in Broward County on January 19 was 41-years-old. For months, 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 24,578 deaths to date in Florida due to COVID-19 and a total of 68,932 patients hospitalized due to the virus. 

Broward County Total Cases

Fort Lauderdale 34,890

Hollywood 30,825

Pompano Beach 15,921

Miramar 10,418

Coral Springs 8,876

Davie 6,789

Sunrise 6,241

Plantation 5,439

Weston 5,035

Deerfield Beach  4,613

Tamarac  4,224

Coconut Creek 3,809

Margate 3,649

Hallandale 3,176

Pembroke Pines 2,974

North Lauderdale  2,475

Oakland Park 2,124

Cooper City  1,690

Parkland 1,696

Dania 1,135

Lauderhill 766

Wilton Manors 737

Lauderdale Lakes 657

Southwest Ranches  531

State of Florida

Miami, Dade 200,949
Jacksonville, Duval 70,264
Orlando, Orange 70,103
Tampa, Hillsborough 54,876
Hialeah, Dade 49,074
Fort Lauderdale, Broward 34,890
Hollywood, Broward 30,825
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach 23,897
Kissimmee, Osceola 23,652
Tallahassee, Leon 22,477
Naples, Collier 21,147
Pensacola, Escambia 20,646
Homestead, Dade 20,520
Saint Petersburg, Pinellas 20,084
Fort Myers, Lee 18,767
Bradenton, Manatee 17,179
Boca Raton, Palm Beach 16,677
Ocala, Marion 16,643
Lakeland, Polk 16,299
Pompano Beach, Broward 15,921
Gainesville, Alachua 15,104
Sarasota, Sarasota 13,652
Lake Worth, Palm Beach 12,003
Cape Coral, Lee 11,864
Port Saint Lucie, St. Lucie 11,712
Clearwater, Pinellas 10,653
Miramar, Broward 10,418
Miami Beach, Dade 10,282
Boynton Beach, Palm Beach 9,383
Doral, Dade 9,038
Miami Gardens, Dade 8,906
Coral Springs, Broward 8,876
Saint Augustine, St. Johns 8,772
Panama City, Bay 8,768
Melbourne, Brevard 7,868
Winter Haven, Polk 7,675
Lehigh Acres, Lee 7,528
Delray Beach, Palm Beach 7,342
Riverview, Hillsborough 7,025
Vero Beach, Indian River 6,828
Davie, Broward 6,789
Milton, Santa Rosa 6,696
Lake City, Columbia 6,330
New Port Richey, Pasco 6,252
Sunrise, Broward 6,241
Fort Pierce, St. Lucie 6,023
Coral Gables, Dade 5,956
Saint Cloud, Osceola 5,910
Orange Park, Clay 5,861
Largo, Pinellas 5,858
Palm Bay, Brevard 5,849
Daytona Beach, Volusia 5,696
Apopka, Orange 5,623
Spring Hill, Hernando 5,383
Brandon, Hillsborough 5,371
Plantation, Broward 5,349
North Miami Beach, Dade 5,234
Clermont, Lake 5,191
Plant City, Hillsborough 5,061
Weston, Broward 5,035
Davenport, Polk 4,955
Sanford, Seminole 4,857
Jupiter, Palm Beach 4,788
Deltona, Volusia 4,718
Deerfield Beach, Broward 4,613
Winter Garden, Orange 4,531
Port Charlotte, Charlotte 4,497
Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa 4,367
Stuart, Martin 4,256
Tamarac, Broward 4,224
Palm Coast, Flagler 3,994
Miami Lakes, Dade 3,987
Crestview, Okaloosa 3,977
Land O Lakes, Pasco 3,939
Wesley Chapel, Pasco 3,934
Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach 3,833
Coconut Creek, Broward 3,809
Palmetto, Manatee 3,797
Deland, Volusia 3,774
Winter Park, Orange 3,745
Palm Harbor, Pinellas 3,660
Margate, Broward 3,649
Live Oak, Suwannee 3,640
Opa Locka, Dade 3,599
Oviedo, Seminole 3,572
Wellington, Palm Beach 3,541
Middleburg, Clay 3,421
Altamonte Springs, Seminole 3,362
Venice, Sarasota 3,334
Lutz, Hillsborough 3,303
North Port, Sarasota 3,266
Haines City, Polk 3,249
Punta Gorda, Charlotte 3,203
Sebring, Highlands 3,184
Leesburg, Lake 3,173
Brooksville, Hernando 3,168
Ocoee, Orange 3,165
Port Orange, Volusia 3,140
Arcadia, Desoto 3,138
Hallandale, Broward 3,136
Valrico, Hillsborough 3,104
Saint Johns, St. Johns 3,023
Immokalee, Collier 3,005
Okeechobee, Okeechobee 2,997
Bonita Springs, Lee 2,994
Pembroke Pines, Broward 2,974
The Villages, Sumter 2,953
Seminole, Pinellas 2,874
Navarre, Santa Rosa 2,812
Zephyrhills, Pasco 2,808
Ormond Beach, Volusia 2,754
Cutler Ridge, Dade 2,745
Longwood, Seminole 2,671
Pinellas Park, Pinellas 2,640
Windermere, Orange 2,632
Ruskin, Hillsborough 2,598
North Lauderdale, Broward 2,583
Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa 2,564
North Miami, Dade 2,563
Jacksonville Beach, Duval 2,542
Quincy, Gadsden 2,542
Cantonment, Escambia 2,519
Niceville, Okaloosa 2,518
Key West, Monroe 2,517
Lake Worth Beach, Palm Beach 2,467
Crawfordville, Wakulla 2,437
Cocoa, Brevard 2,430
Palatka, Putnam 2,356
Hudson, Pasco 2,300
Casselberry, Seminole 2,297
Bartow, Polk 2,276
Green Cove Springs, Clay 2,255
Dade City, Pasco 2,245
Panama City Beach, Bay 2,219
Fernandina Beach, Nassau 2,183
North Fort Myers, Lee 2,171
Perry, Taylor 2,154
Oakland Park, Broward 2,154
Port Richey, Pasco 2,136
Marianna, Jackson 2,124
Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns 2,104
Auburndale, Polk 2,067
Lake Mary, Seminole 2,063
Clewiston, Hendry 2,044
Kissimmee, Polk 2,018
Aventura, Dade 1,966
Tarpon Springs, Pinellas 1,956
Winter Springs, Seminole 1,952
Titusville, Brevard 1,925
New Smyrna Beach, Volusia 1,907
Inverness, Citrus 1,888
Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach 1,857
Lynn Haven, Bay 1,852
Merritt Island, Brevard 1,836
Lake Wales, Polk 1,834
Fleming Island, Clay 1,816
Defuniak Springs, Walton 1,788
Belle Glade, Palm Beach 1,783
Santa Rosa Beach, Walton 1,780
Chipley, Washington 1,777
Eustis, Lake 1,770
Wimauma, Hillsborough 1,763
Estero, Lee 1,740
Parkland, Broward 1,721
Dunedin, Pinellas 1,714
Starke, Bradford 1,704
Loxahatchee, Palm Beach 1,698
Cooper City, Broward 1,690
Labelle, Hendry 1,677
Holiday, Pasco 1,662
Sarasota, Manatee 1,613
Key Biscayne, Dade 1,610
Destin, Okaloosa 1,569
Avon Park, Highlands 1,544
Parrish, Manatee 1,544
Odessa, Hillsborough 1,539
Mulberry, Polk 1,533
Palm City, Martin 1,515
Mount Dora, Lake 1,507
Rockledge, Brevard 1,504
Mayo, Lafayette 1,479
Seffner, Hillsborough 1,469
Tavares, Lake 1,457
Coconut Grove, Dade 1,456
Missing, Dade 1,447
Crossings, Dade 1,440
Riviera Beach, Palm Beach 1,425
Wauchula, Hardee 1,415
Bonifay, Holmes 1,411
Carol City, Dade 1,411
Summerfield, Marion 1,400
Yulee, Nassau 1,380
Macclenny, Baker 1,360
Groveland, Lake 1,308
Orange City, Volusia 1,283
Maitland, Orange 1,280
Pinecrest, Dade 1,273
Crystal River, Citrus 1,259
Ponte Vedra, St. Johns 1,248
Callahan, Nassau 1,244
Lithia, Hillsborough 1,241
Lake Butler, Union 1,234
Sebastian, Indian River 1,207
Biscayne Park, Dade 1,204
Homosassa, Citrus 1,172
Lady Lake, Lake 1,159
Madison, Madison 1,152
Florida City, Dade 1,148
Indiantown, Martin 1,137
Pace, Santa Rosa 1,136
Dania, Broward 1,135
Graceville, Jackson 1,125
Atlantic Beach, Duval 1,125
Gibsonton, Hillsborough 1,106
Palmetto Bay, Dade 1,097
Century, Escambia 1,094
Monticello, Jefferson 1,093
Lake Placid, Highlands 1,076
Hobe Sound, Martin 1,068
Dover, Hillsborough 1,063
Apollo Beach, Hillsborough 1,045
Sun City Center, Hillsborough 1,040
Alachua, Alachua 1,036
Oldsmar, Pinellas 1,031
Palm Springs, Palm Beach 1,006
Dunnellon, Marion 998
El Portal, Dade 985
Jasper, Hamilton 955
Edgewater, Volusia 951
Belleview, Marion 941
Havana, Gadsden 940
Lantana, Palm Beach 936
North Palm Beach, Palm Beach 936
Newberry, Alachua 930
Blountstown, Calhoun 930
Hilliard, Nassau 920
Debary, Volusia 919
South Miami, Dade 915
Lecanto, Citrus 912
Everglades National Park, Dade 882
Sanderson, Baker 874
Williston, Levy 859
Jensen Beach, Martin 836
Freeport, Walton 836
Keystone Heights, Clay 815
Ellenton, Manatee 812
Satellite Beach, Brevard 812
Wewahitchka, Gulf 811
Safety Harbor, Pinellas 811
Coleman, Sumter 811
Beverly Hills, Citrus 809
Trenton, Gilchrist 805
Wildwood, Sumter 799
Moore Haven, Glades 794
Fellsmere, Indian River 772
Lauderhill, Broward 766
Nokomis, Sarasota 761
Frostproof, Polk 760
Englewood, Charlotte 756
Fisher Island, Dade 750
Mary Esther, Okaloosa 747
Cross City, Dixie 738
Wilton Manors, Broward 737
Hernando, Citrus 736
Bristol, Liberty 735
Dunnellon, Citrus 722
Port Saint Joe, Gulf 715
Bushnell, Sumter 713
Key Largo, Monroe 710
Medley, Dade 708
Uleta, Dade 704
Olympia Heights, Dade 704
Polk City, Polk 702
Coral, Dade 681
Shalimar, Okaloosa 680
South Bay, Palm Beach 679
Chattahoochee, Gadsden 670
Pahokee, Palm Beach 663
Lauderdale Lakes, Broward 657
Marco Island, Collier 647
Englewood, Sarasota 627
Glen Saint Mary, Baker 620
Fort Meade, Polk 612
Crescent City, Putnam 610
Lawtey, Bradford 607
Cocoa Beach, Brevard 601
High Springs, Alachua 600
Indialantic, Brevard 591
Interlachen, Putnam 590
Chiefland, Levy 583
Bowling Green, Hardee 579
Miramar Beach, Walton 576
Spring Hill, Pasco 560
Thonotosassa, Hillsborough 556
Marathon, Monroe 550
Sorrento, Lake 549
Trinity, Pasco 547
Minneola, Lake 547
Neptune Beach, Duval 541
Old Town, Dixie 541
Jacksonville, St. Johns 540
Southwest Ranches, Broward 531
Fruitland Park, Lake 527
Lake Alfred, Polk 522
Carrabelle, Franklin 504
Fort White, Columbia 498
Fort Myers Beach, Lee 495
West Melbourne, Brevard 494
Sneads, Jackson 487
Bronson, Levy 485
Belle Isle, Orange 474
Baker, Okaloosa 461
Sweetwater, Dade 460
Umatilla, Lake 451
Clearwater Beach, Pinellas 447
Jay, Santa Rosa 430
South Daytona, Volusia 423
Cottondale, Jackson 422
Gulfport, Pinellas 418
Weeki Wachee, Hernando 416
Palm Beach, Palm Beach 415
Hawthorne, Alachua 410
Mascotte, Lake 408
East Palatka, Putnam 403
Silver Springs, Marion 395
Rotunda West, Charlotte 393
Oakland, Orange 392
Midway, Gadsden 392
Zolfo Springs, Hardee 391
Florida State University, Leon 389
Centerville, Leon 386
Citra, Marion 385
Oxford, Sumter 384
Missing, Orange 379
Bunnell, Flagler 378
Missing, Volusia 372
Altha, Calhoun 371
Melbourne Beach, Brevard 356
Molino, Escambia 356
Raiford, Union 349
Branford, Suwannee 348
Surfside, Dade 344
Missing, Marion 343
Myakka City, Manatee 343
Alva, Lee 340
Ocklawaha, Marion 335
Celebration, Osceola 334
Youngstown, Bay 333
Cape Canaveral, Brevard 329
Flagler Beach, Flagler 329
Tavernier, Monroe 326
Archer, Alachua 325
Apalachicola, Franklin 323
Hastings, St. Johns 316
Haverhill, Palm Beach 312
Indian Harbour Beach, Brevard 311
De Leon Springs, Volusia 308
Bell, Gilchrist 305
Malone, Jackson 301
Mims, Brevard 300
Osprey, Sarasota 298
Bal Harbour, Dade 298
Dundee, Polk 298
Pierson, Volusia 297
Missing, St. Johns 291
Eagle Lake, Polk 288
Grand Ridge, Jackson 286
Lehigh, Lee 280
Greenville, Madison 279
Lake Park, Palm Beach 276
Holly Hill, Volusia 274
Jennings, Hamilton 273
Ave Maria, Collier 272
Webster, Sumter 267
Missing, Lee 266
Eastpoint, Franklin 264
Westville, Holmes 262
Tequesta, Palm Beach 261
Chuluota, Seminole 261
Vernon, Washington 261
West Miami, Dade 260
Winter Park, Seminole 258
Gotha, Orange 257
Floral City, Citrus 254
Grand Island, Lake 252
Melrose, Putnam 250
Reddick, Marion 248
Satsuma, Putnam 248
Greenwood, Jackson 245
Montverde, Lake 244
Elkton, St. Johns 241
Indian Rocks Beach, Pinellas 238
Kenneth City, Pinellas 237
Bryceville, Nassau 235
O Brien, Suwannee 232
Valparaiso, Okaloosa 231
Orlando, Osceola 229
Malabar, Brevard 224
Ponce De Leon, Holmes 223
San Antonio, Pasco 221
South Pasadena, Pinellas 220
Sebastian, Brevard 217
Alafaya, Orange 216
Laurel Hill, Okaloosa 213
Belleair, Pinellas 212
Missing, Santa Rosa 207
Edgewood, Orange 207
Gretna, Gadsden 207
Fort Mccoy, Marion 205
Lake Panasoffkee, Sumter 204
Anthony, Marion 200
White Springs, Hamilton 196
Hosford, Liberty 194
Orlando, Seminole 192
Morriston, Levy 191
Bay Harbor Islands, Dade 191
Wellborn, Suwannee 190
Inlet Beach, Walton 188
Sanibel, Lee 186
Lee, Madison 184
Missing, Palm Beach 183
Eglin Air Force Base, Okaloosa 181
Geneva, Seminole 180
Kindred, Osceola 179
Saint James City, Lee 177
Southport, Bay 175
Mcdavid, Escambia 173
Greenacres, Palm Beach 170
Weirsdale, Marion 168
Fern Park, Seminole 166
Hallandale Beach, Broward 165
Azalea Park, Orange 162
Fountain, Bay 161
Longboat Key, Manatee 161
Orlando, Dade 157
Mcalpin, Suwannee 157
Juno Beach, Palm Beach 156
Alford, Jackson 155
Lakewood Ranch, Manatee 153
Howey-In-The-Hills, Lake 152
Zellwood, Orange 151
Sopchoppy, Wakulla 150
Holmes Beach, Manatee 149
Micanopy, Alachua 148
Apopka, Seminole 148
Astatula, Lake 147
Babson Park, Polk 146
Islamorada, Monroe 144
Caryville, Washington 142
Lauderdale By The Sea, Broward 142
Missing, Duval 139
Holt, Okaloosa 139
Summerland Key, Monroe 139
Missing, Brevard 138
Madeira Beach, Pinellas 138
Clair-Mel City, Hillsborough 137
Altoona, Lake 137
University Of Miami, Dade 136
Poinciana, Polk 135
Lockhart, Orange 134
Bokeelia, Lee 134
The Villages, Lake 134
Hiawassee, Orange 133
Orlando, Polk 133
Center Hill, Sumter 130
Pomona Park, Putnam 130
Bay Lake, Orange 127
Atlantis, Palm Beach 127
Viera, Brevard 125
Mangonia Park, Palm Beach 125
Missing, Pinellas 123
Missing, St. Lucie 120
Rocky Point, Hillsborough 120
Lake Helen, Volusia 118
Matlacha, Lee 116
Carrollwood, Hillsborough 116
Oak Hill, Volusia 115
Odessa, Pasco 115
Orlando, Broward 115
Golden Beach, Dade 112
Hypoluxo, Palm Beach 110
Cutler Bay, Dade 108
Osteen, Volusia 108
Grant-Valkaria, Brevard 107
Baldwin, Duval 105
Steinhatchee, Taylor 105
Ponce Inlet, Volusia 105
Clarksville, Calhoun 104
Hollister, Putnam 104
Big Pine Key, Monroe 103
Placida, Charlotte 102
Orlando, Hillsborough 101
Cloud Lake, Palm Beach 101
San Mateo, Putnam 100
Missing, Broward 100
Orlando, Volusia 100
Inglis, Levy 100

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Ryan Yousefi
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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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