LATEST: Monroe County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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PRESS RELEASE -
There are 117 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County.
There are 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the 4 p.m. update on Tuesday March 24. These new individuals include:
1 Male in his 20s
1 Female in her 30s
2 Males in their 30s
1 Male in his 40s
4 Females in their 50s
1 Female in her 60s
1 Male in his 80s
COVID-19 testing information will be updated at 4 p.m. today.
Of the 117 confirmed cases, 22 people are hospitalized. 11 of the 22 patients are in ICU.
Deaths related to COVID-19
Of the 117 confirmed cases, 2 people have resolved and been released from isolation.
The Health Department has placed 534 people into mandatory quarantine and isolation.
Monroe County continues to ask residents to stay home and practice social distancing. We should all assume that we have been exposed to COVID-19, even if we do not have recognizable symptoms, and could be spreading the virus to people who are vulnerable to more severe symptoms.
What does social distancing mean?
Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19.
Can I visit my relatives or friends?
Do not visit loved ones in person. Use the phone or other electronic devices. Deliver food or other essential items to the doorstep.
How can I keep safe when I need to go out to secure essential items like food?
Make as few trips as possible.
Avoid excessive shopping time.
Make a list in advance.
Consider using delivery services or the self-checkout lane.
Wipe down the shopping cart, touch screens and touch pads before and after use.
What if we are outside?
Avoid close contact with people, even when outside. Keep a distance of at least 6 feet to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Avoid games and activities that require close contact.
Avoid frequently touched surfaces and objects. This includes playground equipment like slides and swings.
Do not share equipment such as bicycles, helmets, balls or frisbees.
Do not gather in groups.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and discard the tissue in a closed container.
When you return indoors, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
Everyone has a role to play as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.