Beaumont received 57 positive COVID-19 test results June 26, according to a news release from Mayor Becky Ames. This marks a single day record in the city.
"This is not unexpected, but it is a clear indication that the virus continues to be widespread," the release reads. "Public vigilance remains essential. It is important to remember that the virus has not gone away. As more people interact with each other, the risk for exposure increases. People should stay home as much as possible.
"I am asking that the citizens of Beaumont do the following to protect themselves and the public's health: Practice good hand hygiene and sanitation, practice social distancing, avoid crowded places and social gatherings at your home, stay home if you are sick and send one person from the family to do shopping.
"In addition to the aforementioned steps, I strongly encourage the citizens from Beaumont to wear facial coverings according to Judge Branick's order. I would like to also emphasize that increased COVID cases lead to increased hospitalizations which could overwhelm the healthcare system. Information continues to change daily. Please share this information with family and friends. The sooner we slow the spread, the sooner we can resume normal operations."