The Monroe County Department of Health has issued a daily update on the COVID-19 crisis. This update is as of 4pm today. The following numbers show demographics on the positive cases in Monroe County. Currently, Monroe County has 30 confirmed cases.
Monroe County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
4 p.m. on Thursday March 19, 2020
There are 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County.
Going forward, the MCDPH will provide additional demographic information for positive cases. The current individuals include:
– 1 Male in his 20s
– 2 Females in their 20s
– 1 Male in his 30s
– 1 Female in her 30s
– 1 Male in his 40s
– 2 Females in their 40s
– 5 Males in their 50s
– 2 Females in their 50s
– 4 Males in their 60s
– 3 Females in their 60s
– 3 Males in their 70s
– 1 Female in her 70s
– 2 Males in their 80s
– 2 Females in their 80s
Of the 30 confirmed cases, 1 confirmed case is new since our update this morning at 10 a.m. However, the total cases remained steady at 30 because one of the previous lab test results was erroneously sent to Monroe County.
Of the 30 confirmed cases, 8 people are hospitalized.
Deaths related to COVID-19
The Health Department has placed 195 people into mandatory quarantine.
Reminder about testing: individuals who are under quarantine should proceed as if they were exposed to COVID-19, but they should not be tested if they are not symptomatic.
Monroe County continues to ask residents to practice social distancing and follow the guidance of the Monroe County Department of Public Health. Please stay home if you are able to, especially if you are sick. Wash your hands. Call your healthcare provider if you are experiencing a fever (100.4 degrees or higher), cough, or shortness of breath. Adhering to this guidance will ensure you are not putting yourself or others at risk – especially older adults, people with chronic disease, and others who are more susceptible to complications from COVID-19.