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As COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed across the state in the last 30 days, cases in Wilton Manors are also on the rise. 

“The virus numbers are increasing significantly on a daily basis which makes for an extremely difficult time for residents and businesses from both a health and economic perspective,”  said Paul Rolli, Wilton Manors City Commissioner. “Unfortunately, this situation is going to get worse before it gets better. Everyone has the responsibility to keep themselves protected for their own benefit and that of others.”  

As of Tuesday, according to the Florida Department of Health, the total number of cases in Wilton Manors now stands at 187. A week ago that number stood at 159 – a 17% rise. The week before the new cases rose by 13%. 

Over the past 30 days there’s been a 54% rise in confirmed cases in Wilton Manors. In May there were 30 new cases. In June, 22. Meanwhile in this month, there have already been 47 new cases.  

At the end of May new weekly cases in Wilton Manors had dropped to just 1. 

The total cases in Wilton Manors come to about 1.4% of the population. For comparison the percentage of positive tests in Florida amounts to about 1.3% of the population. Next door in Oakland Park the percentage comes to 1.1%. 

“I urge everyone to stay home to the greatest extent possible,” Rolli said. “If you must go out, keep your mask on, wash your hands frequently and practice social distancing.”

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 placing new restrictions on certain businesses.  

“I am pleased with the efforts of our city businesses to comply with the updated regulations to wear masks and close early and, although there have been a couple of compliance exceptions, we have resolved them on a timely basis,” Rolli said. “I know that some businesses are frustrated that patrons don't always comply willingly. We have received good feedback from business owners that they are grateful for our code compliance officers having a presence in establishments, particularly on weekend evenings.”

According to FDOH as of Tuesday, 32,814 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward County, more than triple the number from 30 days ago.

In Fort Lauderdale there have been 7,589 up from 1,997, 30 days ago. Meanwhile next door in Oakland Park, COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed to 521, up from 131, 30 days ago.  

There are 291,629 confirmed cases in Florida, more than 3.4 million in the U.S., and globally more than 13.2 million. So far there have been 4,409 deaths in Florida, 138,000 in the U.S. and globally more than 576,000.

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