As COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed across the state in the last month, Wilton Manors has seen a moderate rise in new cases compared to the county and state.  

“The number of positive tests from our city has remained relatively stable in recent weeks and I believe our residents are taking the precautions seriously,” said Paul Rolli, Wilton Manors City Commissioner. 

As of Tuesday, according to the Florida Department of Health, the total number of cases in Wilton Manors now stands at 159. A week ago that number stood at 140 – a 13% rise. 

Over the past 30 days there’s been a 36% rise in confirmed cases. In May there were 30 new cases. In June, 22. Meanwhile in this month, there have already been 19 new cases.  

At the end of May new weekly cases in Wilton Manors had dropped to just 1. Now they’re on the rise again. 

“Unfortunately, the climbing numbers in our region mean we need everyone to be extra vigilant and it is possible Broward County may follow recent Miami Dade actions regarding curfew hours and closings, although that is a county,” Rolli said. “With the resurgence in cases, everyone needs to be flexible and stay home as much as possible, wear a mask and stay six feet away from everyone who is not in your immediate family!”

As Broward County and the rest of the state has reopened, Florida has set multiple records for the number of daily coronavirus cases in the last 30 days.  

“The Code Enforcement team is out every day and night to ensure businesses are compliant with social distancing, mask-wearing and disinfecting. With the exception of a few bad actors, I’ve been pretty pleased with our City’s collective efforts to stay virus-free,” Rolli said. 

According to FDOH as of Tuesday, 22,595 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward County, almost triple the number from 30 days ago.

In Fort Lauderdale there have been 4,971 up from 1,784 30 days ago. Meanwhile next door in Oakland Park, COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed to 343, up from 115 30 days ago.  

There are 213,794 confirmed cases in Florida, more than 3 million in the U.S., and globally more than 11.8 million. So far there have been 3,841 deaths in Florida, 133,000 in the U.S. and globally more than 543,000.

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