COVID-19 CASES SPIKING
• The increase in new COVID-19 positive cases has continued to significantly climb over the last week (nearly 70%), which is putting stress on our hospital resources, as ICU bed availability is significantly reduced county-wide, with several hospitals having no open ICU beds.
• As of 12:30 PM today, the following information was provided by the Florida Department of Health.
45 confirmed cases in the Town of Palm Beach (18.4% increase from 1 week ago): 2 deaths.
13,711 confirmed cases in Palm Beach County (69.4% increase from 1 week ago): 515 deaths.
146,341 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State of Florida (46.0% increase from 1 week ago): 3,447 deaths.
2,557,980 confirmed cases in the US (12.1% increase from 1 week ago): 125,864 deaths.
10,189,350 confirmed cases worldwide (13.2% increase from 1 week ago): 502,719 deaths.
NEW CURFEW HOURS EFFECTIVE JULY 2
• Due to the record increases in Coronavirus cases, particularly among young people, and the lack of available hospital beds, the Town is forced to take a pro-active response to curtail the spread of COVID-19 by instituting curfew hours from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM, effective Thursday, July 2 until further notice.
BEACHES CLOSED FROM JULY 3 THROUGH JULY 5
• As ordered by Palm Beach County, all beaches will be closed from Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5.
• Phipps South Ocean Park as well as the green spaces adjacent to Mid-Town Beach will be closed on these dates as well.
LIVE COMMUNITY UPDATE ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 1
• Council President, Maggie Zeidman, and Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. David Dodson, will join Town Manager Kirk Blouin on Wednesday, July 1 at 3:00 PM to give an update on the Coronavirus situation and provide insight on a range of related topics about the virus. Questions for Dr. Dodson or the Town can be sent prior to the briefing to email@example.com.
See the full Town COVID-19 update for 6/29/2020 here.