CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Here is our Friday, August 28, update on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Coral Springs, Broward County, and Florida, according to Florida Department of Health.

 

Coral Springs:

- 18 new cases reported Friday. (3,133 total cases)

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Broward County:

- 387 new cases reported on Friday. (70,513 total cases)

Positivity rate (a key local indicator of infection spread): 4.87% -- it’s the rate of people testing positive out of those taking the test.

- 6 new deaths reported on Friday. (1,175 total deaths) (2% of all cases)

 

Florida:

- Florida had 3,849 new cases reported on Friday. (615,806 total cases)

- Florida had 89 new deaths reported on Friday. (10,957 total deaths) (2% of all cases)

 

Latest headlines:

- Latest Coral Springs business issued warning for coronavirus violations

- Coral Springs residents can apply for Covid-19 housing relief assistance through new Broward County program

- Broward schools superintendent hopes students can return to classrooms this fall

- Applications for housing assistance in Coral Springs closed minutes after opening Monday

- Coral Springs entrepreneur donates masks and hand sanitizer to fire department

- Jobless rate in Coral Springs goes up due to lagging recovery from coronavirus

 

Locations for testing sites:

- Coral Springs and regional COVID-19 testing sites

 

Employment:

- 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

- Latest Coral Springs unemployment rate

- Coral Springs issues guidelines on sports leagues and pool

 

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