The total number of cases in Wilton Manors as of Tuesday now stands at 231, up from 206 a week ago, according to data obtained from the Florida Department of Health. That’s a 12% increase over the prior week — slightly more than the 10% rise two weeks ago.
Meanwhile Oakland Park experienced a 17% increase in the last week — down from 33% the week before.
Over the past 30 days there’s been a 72% rise in confirmed cases in Wilton Manors. But those numbers pale in comparison to Oakland Park whose numbers have almost quadrupled in that same time period.
At the end of May new weekly cases in Wilton Manors had dropped to just 1. In May there were 30 new cases. In June, 22. Meanwhile in this month, there have already been 87 new cases.
The total cases in Wilton Manors comes to about 1.8% of the population. In Oakland Park it’s about 1.8%. For comparison the percentage of positive tests in Florida comes to about 2% of the population.
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. South Florida has paused much of its reopening plans while Broward County has implemented a nightly curfew and new restrictions have been placed on certain businesses.
"The City of Wilton Manors continues to 'think outside the box' to see how we can deliver services and provide relief to our stakeholders. We have assisted Restaurant Owners by providing outdoor dining spaces for patrons," Wilton Manors City Commissioner Julie Carson previously told SFGN. "The City’s Code Enforcement Department is responding to numerous violations of the County’s most recent Emergency Order. Code Officers are working additional hours to educate, assist and compel compliance. Violations of safety protocols in Broward County can be reported by dialing 311."
According to FDOH as of Tuesday, 51,657 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward County — that’s more than 3 times the number from 30 days ago. So far 607 have died in the county.
In Fort Lauderdale there have been 11,758 cases, up from 3,182, 30 days ago. Next door in Oakland Park the number is up to 829.
There are 436,867 confirmed cases in Florida, more than 4.4 million in the U.S., and globally more than 16.7 million. So far there have been 6,117 deaths in Florida, 151,000 in the U.S. and globally more than 660,000. More than 900 Floridians have died in the last week.
"In all events, acting responsibly by wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands often are the only solutions to mitigating this pandemic," Carson previously said.
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