PARKLAND, FL- Florida daily cases continue to decrease and hospital beds have opened up in Broward County. The percent of positive results ranged from 9.07% to 13.36% over the past 2 weeks and was 10.89% on Tuesday, August 4, 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 Wednesday, August 5, 2020:

Florida has 502,739 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 5,409 in 1 day.  

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Broward County has 59,354 confirmed cases, an increase of 401 in 1 day.

Parkland has 335 confirmed cases, an increase of 1 in 1 day. 

Coral Springs has 2,556 confirmed cases, an increase of 9 in 1 day. 

Deaths in Florida related to COVID-19: 7,627 an increase of 225 in 1 day.

Broward County has 3,498 (5.9%) hospitalizations with 783 (1.3%) deaths due to COVID-19. Deaths increased by 18 in 1 day. The median age is 39.

Broward County Hospital Bed Availability: Hospitals have 1000 (19.0%) beds available and 46 (8.8%) adult ICU beds available per the latest data on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

For more information on please visit Broward County Aggregate Dashboard.

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