PARKLAND, FL- Florida reported 6,490 new Coronavirus cases and 96 new deaths on Friday. 

On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive banning “vaccine passports” in the state. The "vaccine passports" are a way to show proof that a person has had the Covid-19 vaccine before attending events or entering places of business. 

Florida has vaccinated a total of 6,091,034 and 3,252,227 have completed the series. Broward County has vaccinated 537,357 and 302,345 have completed the series.

The percent of positive results ranged from 5.31% to 7.57% over the past 2 weeks and was 6.10% on Thursday, April 1, 2021. The percentage calculated is for people that test positive for the first time and does not include people that had previously tested positive.

Here are the current COVID-19 numbers according to the Florida Department of Health as of Friday, April 2, 2021:

Florida: 2,071,015 confirmed cases, an increase of 13,280 since Wednesday. 

Broward County: 216,277 total confirmed cases, an increase of 1,678 since Wednesday. 

Parkland: 2,462 total confirmed cases, an increase of 26 since Wednesday. 

Coral Springs: 12,474 total confirmed cases, an increase of 129 since Wednesday. 

Deaths in Florida related to COVID-19: 33,586 an increase of 161 since Wednesday.  

Broward County: 9,488 (4.4%) total hospitalizations with 2,685 (1.3%) deaths due to COVID-19. Deaths increased by 29 since Wednesday. The median age is 39.

Broward County Percent Positive: 6.8% per the latest data on April 1, 2021.

Broward County Hospital Bed Availability: Hospitals have 997 (18.6%) beds available and 106 (21.3%) adult ICU beds available per the latest data on April 2, 2021.

Parkland Schools Total Cases According to the Florida Department of Health's Latest Data Through March 20:

  • Heron Heights Elementary: 18 cases
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas: 58 cases 
  • Mary Help of Christians School: 10 cases 
  • Park Trails Elementary: 32 cases 
  • Riverglades Elementary: 31 cases 
  • Somerset Parkland Academy: 17 cases 
  • Westglades Middle School: 25 cases 


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