PARKLAND, FL – The number of people getting tested for COVID-19 is up in Broward County and so is the infection rate – and, as a result, more testing sites are going to be added in the county, an official said Tuesday.

Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky said in a social media post that plans are in the works to add eight to nine new COVID-19 testing sites.

This comes as 1,435 new coronavirus cases were reported in Broward County on Monday, bringing the total to 31,484 cases in the county since the start of the pandemic, according to the Florida Department of Health. 

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The positivity rate in Broward County (a key indicator of the infection spread) was at 13.8 percent on Monday -- it’s the rate of people testing positive out of those taking the test. Officials said the goal is for the rate to be under 10 percent.

Coral Springs has two testing sites:

Mullins Hall 

10150 NW 29th Street, Coral Springs, 954-412-7300
Testing Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. WALK UPS only.
Who can be tested: No restrictions.

Publix Parking Lot
11600 West Sample Road, Coral Springs
Testing Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Who can be tested: Anyone over the age of 18, with or without symptoms. It’s free. Test results in 5-7 days through Quest Diagnostics.

There are numerous other sites and programs to get tested in Broward County. See our list here.

 

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