CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Here is our Friday, August 7, update on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Coral Springs, Broward County, and Florida, according to Florida Department of Health.


Coral Springs:

- 42 new cases reported Friday. (2,629 total cases)

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- In the zip codes that include all of Coral Springs or part of it:

29 new cases in the 33063 zip code. (1,579 total cases)

22 new cases in the 33065 zip code. (1,627 total cases)

6 new cases in the 33067 zip code. (482 total cases)

19 new cases in the 33071 zip code. (970 total cases)

26 new cases in the 33073 zip code. (992 total cases)

4 new cases in the 33076 zip code. (650 total cases)


Broward County:

- 711 new cases reported on Friday. (60,746 total cases)

Positivity rate (a key local indicator of infection spread): 9.9% -- it’s the rate of people testing positive out of those taking the test.

- 0 new deaths reported on Friday. (782 total deaths) (1% of all cases)

- 65 new people hospitalized reported on Friday. (3,660 total people hospitalized) (6% of all cases)



- Florida had 7,719 new cases reported on Friday. (518,075 total cases)

- Florida had 180 new deaths reported on Friday. (7,927 total deaths) (2% of all cases)


Today’s news:

Broward County Public Schools is requesting funds to put a nurse at every school for the new school year, according to Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky. Now, most schools have “health support” but not a nurse on campus. The money, if approved, would come from Broward County’s federal CARES funding.


Locations for testing sites:

- Coral Springs and regional COVID-19 testing sites



- Check out this website for jobs in Coral Springs and other cities throughout South Florida


Also, worth reading:

- Coral Springs offers businesses help applying for state and federal funds

- Coral Springs issues guidelines on sports leagues and pool


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