LATEST: Monroe County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
As of 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2020
PRESS RELEASE -
There are 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County.
There are 17 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the 4 p.m. update on Saturday, March 21.
The new individuals include:
2 Females in their 20s
1 Male in his 30s
3 Females in their 30s
1 Male in his 40s
1 Female in her 40s
1 Male in his 50s
1 Female in her 50s
3 Males in their 60s
3 Females in their 60s
1 Female in her 70s
Of the 63 confirmed cases, 11 people are hospitalized. This is one more than reported in the 4 p.m. update on Saturday, March 21.
Deaths related to COVID-19
The Health Department has placed 289 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.