PARKLAND, FL- Florida reported 5,885 new Coronavirus cases and 42 new deaths on Wednesday. Positivity rate increases to 8.1% in Broward County. 

People ages 16 and older became eligible to receive the Coronavirus vaccine on Monday, April 5, 2021.

People 16 and older are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. People 18 are eligible for the Pfizer, Moderna or the J&J vaccine.

Teens who are 16 and17 need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian on vaccination day. They must bring documentation such as their birth certificate complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. To download a copy of the form, click here.

To pre-register for the vaccine click here.

Florida has vaccinated a total of 6,630,107 and 3,914,250 have completed the series. Broward County has vaccinated 565,645 and 322,157 have completed the series.

The percent of positive results ranged from 5.67% to 7.62% over the past 2 weeks and was 6.95% on Tuesday, April 6, 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 Wednesday, April 7, 2021:

Florida: 2,096,747 confirmed cases, an increase of 11,441 since Monday. 

Broward County: 219,792 total confirmed cases, an increase of 1,508 since Monday. 

Parkland: 2,521 total confirmed cases, an increase of 27 since Monday. 

Coral Springs: 12,603 total confirmed cases, an increase of 127 since Monday. 

Deaths in Florida related to COVID-19: 33,822 an increase of 112 since Monday.  

Broward County: 9,513 (4.3%) total hospitalizations with 2,709 (1.2%) deaths due to COVID-19. Deaths increased by 8 since Monday. The median age is 39.

Broward County Percent Positive: 8.1% per the latest data on April 5, 2021.

Broward County Hospital Bed Availability: Hospitals have 1060 (19.5%) beds available and 90 (17.8%) adult ICU beds available per the latest data on April 6, 2021.

Parkland Schools Total Cases According to the Florida Department of Health's Latest Data Through March 27:

  • Heron Heights Elementary: 18 cases
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas: 61 cases 
  • Mary Help of Christians School: 10 cases 
  • Park Trails Elementary: 34 cases 
  • Riverglades Elementary: 33 cases 
  • Somerset Parkland Academy: 19 cases 
  • Westglades Middle School: 29 cases 


For more information on please visit Broward County Aggregate Dashboard.

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