LATEST: County Department of Public Health announces third COVID-19 death
Updated: Mar 25, 2020
14 new confirmed cases since 4 p.m. Monday update
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PRESS RELEASE -
There are 95 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County.
There are 14 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the 4 p.m. update on Monday, March 23.
These new individuals include:
1 Female in her teens
3 Females in their 20s
1 Male in his 20s
1 Female in her 30s
1 Male in his 30s
1 Male in his 40s
1 Female in her 50s
2 Males in their 50s
1 Female in her 60s
1 Male in his 60s
1 Female in her 70s
COVID-19 testing information will be updated at 4 p.m. today
Of the 95 confirmed cases, 13 people are hospitalized, 7 are in ICU.
Deaths related to COVID-19
The Health Department has placed 472 people into mandatory quarantine and isolation.
IMPORTANT REMINDER ABOUT TESTING FOR COVID-19:
There are a limited number of COVID-19 tests available in Monroe County and not everyone with potential symptoms of COVID-19 can be tested.
For most people, the results of a test for COVID-19 will have no impact on what happens next. Everyone should already be staying home, practicing social distancing, and talking with their healthcare providers to manage any symptoms. Having a positive test result does not change this guidance.
The tests are reserved for individuals for whom test results will have an impact on what happens next. For example:
A healthcare worker or first responder who tests negative can return to work more quickly.
A hospitalized patient who tests negative can be removed from isolation, which saves PPE usage.
A hospitalized patient who tests positive will receive more targeted treatment.
Monroe County continues to ask residents to stay home, practice social distancing, and follow the guidance of the Monroe County Department of Public Health. Wash your hands, and call your healthcare provider if you are experiencing a fever (100.4 degrees or higher), cough, or shortness of breath.
Everyone has a role to play as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.