This page is updated daily. FDOH confirmed 18 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County in their morning report. 1 case previously confirmed was removed from the Monroe County list due to residency in another Florida county. The cumulative case count has risen by 17 and is now 1,548. 5 of the new cases are Key West residents (now 724) along with 3 Key Largo residents (now 203), 2 in Stock Island (now 42), 1 in Summerland (now 35), 1 in Little Torch (now 4) and 5 individuals with residency not yet established.
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A little more than a decade ago, on April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon British Petroleum oil rig killed 11 workers and spilled over 130 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. It was the biggest oil spill ever in U.S. waters and one of the worst environmental disasters anywhere ever.