Tamarac COVID-19 Update: Florida Sees a Huge Increase In Testing


By Ryan Yousefi 

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

On December 29, there were 180,143 COVID-19 tests conducted in Florida, the most that have been conducted in weeks, and nearly 100,000 more tests that were administered on a daily basis since Christmas Day.

Of the tests administered, 18,073 returned positive — or 10 percent. Of the positive test results, 13,495 were new cases.

There were 3,430 positive COVID-19 cases in Tamarac — an increase of 61 positive cases since we last updated readers on December 28. 

Statewide in Florida, there have been 1,306,123 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 December 29 was 41-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 21,546 deaths to date in Florida due to COVID-19 and a total of 62,508 patients hospitalized due to the virus. 

Below are cases sorted by Broward County cities:

Fort Lauderdale 30,246

Hollywood 25,910

Pompano Beach 13,870

Miramar 8,671

Coral Springs 7,145

Davie 5,670

Sunrise 5,514

Plantation 4,440

Weston 4,114

Deerfield Beach  3,926

Tamarac  3,430

Coconut Creek 3,091

Margate 2,974

Hallandale 2,642

Pembroke Pines 2,420

North Lauderdale  2,214

Oakland Park 1,862

Cooper City  1,384

Parkland 1,384

Dania 933

Lauderhill 639

Wilton Manors 607

Lauderdale Lakes 575

Southwest Ranches  459

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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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