Just 1 New Case of COVID-19 in Wilton Manors in Past Week

Many Wilton Manors businesses have started to open, testing social distancing measures. Photo credit: Carina Mask.

Two weeks ago Wilton Manors saw its smallest number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 with just four cases. This week the Florida Department of Health is reporting only one new case in the Island City. The total now stands at 115.

A week ago Broward County began its reopening, which included Wilton Manors. So far there hasn't been a surge of new cases in the city. 

Meanwhile the total in Oakland Park now stands at 106 up from 95 a week ago.

“It is important to emphasize that as South Florida reopens, it does not mean that the virus is gone,” Wilton Manors City Commissioner Gary Resnick stressed last week.

One major reason for the decline in new cases could be because many of the residents, who were positive, and living in Manor Pines Convalescent Center were transferred out to local hospitals two weeks ago.

According to FDOH as of Tuesday, 6,799 people have tested positive in Broward County, up from 6,369 a week ago.

Wilton Manors City Commissioner Julie Carson is encouraging those that have the ability to donate money to give to this GoFundMe page, set up to assist the employees of Wilton Manors businesses. So far it has raised $7,146.

In Fort Lauderdale there have been 1,553 (1,465) cases. (The numbers in parenthesis are from last week.)

Meanwhile there are 50,916 (46,944) confirmed cases in Florida, more than 1.7 million (1.5 million) in the U.S., and globally more than 5.7 million (4.9 million). So far there have been 2,259 (2,052) deaths in Florida, 101,000 (93,000) in the U.S. and globally more than 354,000 (323,000).

Looking at the four individual zip codes that include some portion of Wilton Manors 33305 has 98 (97) cases; 33306 has 8; 33334 has 95 (94), and 33311, which includes a large part of Fort Lauderdale has 392 (362). All of the zip codes include portions of neighboring cities.


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