PARKLAND, FL- Florida had a spike in daily Coronavirus cases on Wednesday with 5,489 new cases. The percent of positive results ranged from 3.44% to 7.88% over the past 2 weeks and was 5.62% on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. This 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 numbers according to the Florida Department of Health as of Thursday, October 22, 2020:

Florida has 768,091 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 11,364 in past 3 days.  

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Broward County has 82,250 confirmed cases, an increase of 973 in past 3 days.

Parkland has 576 confirmed cases, an increase of 14 in past 3 days. 

Coral Springs has 3,690 confirmed cases, an increase of 177 in past 3 days.

Deaths in Florida related to COVID-19: 16,267 an increase of 246 in past 3 days.

Broward County has 6,079 (7.4%) hospitalizations with 1,519 (1.9%) deaths due to COVID-19. Deaths increased by 4 in the past 3 days. The median age is 39.

Broward County Percent Positive: 4.9% per the latest data on October 21, 2020.

Broward County Hospital Bed Availability: Hospitals have 1001 (19.2%) beds available and 91 (20.3%) adult ICU beds available per the latest data on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

Parkland Schools:  - Heron Heights Elementary: 2 cases  - Parkland Trails Elementary: 2 cases

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