CORAL SPRINGS, FL – With a spike in coronavirus cases, Coral Springs City Commission held an emergency meeting on Wednesday to give an update on the numbers and urge residents to take safety measures.

“I’m not asking you – I’m imploring you to engage in social distancing and wear your facial masks,” Coral Springs Mayor Scott Brook said.

Commissioners said masks should be worn, as required, to prevent the spread of the virus – not to make any kind of statement.

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“Masks should not be political,” said Commissioner Joshua Simmons. “This shouldn’t be debated on media outlets.”

As of Wednesday, Coral Springs has had 657 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

The data, which comes from the Florida Department of Health, does not provide a recovery rate, city officials said. Data is also not available on how many people have died in Coral Springs.

The closest local data to measure the spread is to examine Broward County numbers.

- As of Tuesday, Broward County had 15,045 coronavirus cases.

- The surge is seen in the new Broward County cases, said Coral Springs City Manager Frank Babinec -- two weeks ago, the county averaged 323 new cases a day, and in the past seven days, the county averaged 551 new cases a day.

- As of Tuesday, the median age of those getting sick in Broward County was 36.

- And, as for testing, over the past two weeks, 2,800 to 6,900 people a day were tested in Broward County. The rate for positive infections ranged from 6.1 percent of those tested to 13.6 percent, which was recorded on Tuesday.

 

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