ST. LOUIS — St. Louis will remain under a curfew until further notice, Mayor Lyda Krewson said during her briefing Wednesday afternoon.
"I can't tell you for sure how long it will be in effect," she said. "We're going to make that decision day-to-day."
Krewson said some businesses sustained damage Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, though it did not compare to the violence that occurred the night before.
Four St. Louis police officers were shot and injured during the rioting. And a retired St. Louis police captain David Dorn was killed during the looting of a pawn shop, where he had been working as security.
"And hopefully we'll bring someone to justice on that," she said.
The curfew runs from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day. There are exceptions for people going to and from work and going to and from medical facilities.
"Let me say a huge thank you to our police department, our fire department, our EMS department and our federal partners," she said, noting the Missouri National Guard is still in the city.
Krewson also gave an update on the city's response to COVID-19, saying there is a downward trend in the number of hospital admissions. The most recent data show there were 15 hospital admissions, down from the rolling seven-day average of about 19.
"We don't know what will happen to these numbers after we see the results of lots of people being together in very large groups during the demonstrations, the protests," she said. "Some folks were wearing masks. Some folks weren't. But certainly folks were not social distancing."
As of June 2, there have been 1,990 total confirmed cases of the virus and 131 people have died. Also, 85 people are being quarantined due to exposure, according to the city's website.