According to the Florida Department of Health at least 23 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Wilton Manors as of Monday. That’s up from 10 a week ago.
As of Sunday 1,129 have tested positive in Broward County up from 217 a week ago.
“Wilton Manors continues to be diligent in pursuing all educational, mitigation, and enforcement mechanisms to ensure the health and safety of residents, business owners and stakeholders during this crisis,” Julie Carson, a Wilton Manors City Commissioner, told SFGN last week. “Even though City Hall is closed to the public, city administration, staff and elected Commissioners are working tirelessly to field questions, solve problems, and collaborate with county, state and federal governments to determine a path forward that ensures public health and the financial well-being of the Island City.”
In comparison there have been 290 cases in Fort Lauderdale (up from 46), and 21 in Oakland Park (up from seven). Meanwhile there are 5,473 confirmed cases in Florida, more than 150,000 in the U.S., and more than 740,000 globally. So far there have been 63 deaths in Florida, 2,805 in the U.S. and more than 36,000 globally.
Broward County is under a mandatory shutdown with a shelter in place order with only essential businesses allowed to operate.