PARKLAND, FL- New cases of COVID-19 are continuing to increase by the thousands as South Florida is finishing its first week of reopening and the rest of the state is wrapping up their second week. According to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health, there are currently 49,451 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2190 deaths in Florida, an increase in over 4600 from last week.

This past week, Parkland had a new case of COVID-19 with 26 total confirmed cases and Coral Springs had 11 confirmed new cases with a total of 251. Broward County numbers increased by 361 cases this past week, its lowest incline in several weeks. In all, Broward County has 6,514 total cases, the second largest number in the state behind Miami-Dade's 16,367 cases. Broward County moved to Phase 1 of reopening on Monday, May 18, 2020.

Governor DeSantis announced Friday that all youth activities including summer camps and athletics can reopen. 

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“I’m pleased to announce today that effective immediately Florida will be lifting all restrictions on youth activities, including summer camps and athletics," said Governor DeSantis. 

Broward County Public Schools has already announced that they won't be hosting any summer camps this year. Broward County has yet to make a decision about reopening youth activities. 

Parkland parks continue to be open for passive use only. For details on park openings click here