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Latest Update:

December 20: 14 ADDITIONAL CASES  / NOW 4,010

The FDOH report shows 14 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count is now 4,010. (81 of the 4,010 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 60 with the Stock Island jail.)  After adjustments, increases in cumulative case counts by location include 1 more in Key West, 6 more in Key Largo, 3 more in Tavernier, 1 more in Islamorada, 1 more in Key Colony Beach, 1 more in Sugarloaf, 1 more in Ramrod, 1 more non-Florida resident. The youngest newly confirmed resident is 2 years old and the oldest is 79 years old. 

NEW CASES – December 20, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 19): 

Total 4,010 (3,996 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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    • 2,155 Key West residents, (1 more) (there were 41 cases on June 1st)
    • 543 Key Largo residents, (6 more) (includes Upper Key Largo & Ocean Reef) (there were 18 cases on June 1)
    • 434 Marathon residents, (there were 6 cases on June 1)
    • 251 Tavernier residents, (3 more) (This includes nursing home cases) / (there were 22 cases on June 1)
    • 120 Summerland Key residents, (1 less) (there were 3 cases on June 1)
    • 101 Islamorada residents, (1 more) (there were 2 cases on June 1)
    • 81 Big Pine residents, (there were no cases on June 1)
    • 61 Stock Island residents, (there were no cases on June 1)
    • 31 Cudjoe Key residents, (there was 1 case on June 1)
    • 22 Key Colony Beach residents, (1 more) (there was 1 case on June 1)
    • 17 Sugarloaf residents, (1 more) (there was 1 case on June 1)
    • 15 Little Torch Key residents, (there were no cases on June 1)
    • 13 Long Key residents, (there were no cases on June 1)
    • 8 Ramrod Key residents, (1 more) (there were no cases on June 1)
    • 5 Duck Key residents, (there were no cases on June 1)
    • 3 Conch Key resident, (there were no cases on June 1)
    • 2 Cross Key resident, (there were no cases on June 1)
    • 1 Plantation Key resident (there were no cases on June 1)
    • 1 Big Torch Key resident,  (there were no cases on June 1)
    • 1 East Rockland Key resident (there were no cases on June 1)
    • 1 Homeless resident, (there were no cases on June 1)
    • 4 missing location information, (there were 3 cases on June 1)
    • 138 non-FL residents (1 more) (there were 11 cases on June 1)

COVID-19 Hospitalizations to date (as of December 18, 2020): 186 (5% of confirmed cases*) The FDOH reports there have been 186 COVID-19 hospitalizations to-date in Monroe County hospitals with primary diagnosis of COVID-19. (*This is 5% of all confirmed cases however this does not include Monroe County residents with a COVID-19 diagnosis who were or are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys. Local hospitals have not been willing to share information on the number of patients with a Covid-19 diagnosis that have been transferred to hospitals outside the Keys.)

Current Hospitalizations as per local DOH on December 18, 2020:  4: 2 at LKMC and 2 at Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners.

COVID-19 related DEATHS to date: 32 (1% of confirmed cases):

32 Monroe County residents to date (there were 4 deaths as of June 1, 2020 – the day of Phase 1 reopening.) Details regarding most recent two confirmed deaths are not yet available and do not appear on the list below.

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The local DOH has provided an updated list of known COVID-19 testing sites in Monroe County. CLICK HERE.

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December 19: 27 ADDITIONAL CASES  / NOW 3,996

The FDOH report shows 27 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count is now 3,969. (81 of the 3,996 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 60 with the Stock Island jail.)  After adjustments, increases in cumulative case counts by location include 12 more in Key West, 3 more in Key Largo, 10 more in Marathon, 3 more in Summerland, 1 more in Cudjoe, 2 more in Key Colony Beach, 1 more in Little Torch, 1 more non-Florida resident. The youngest newly confirmed resident is less than a year old and the oldest is 75 years old.

Yesterday there were 4 patients in local hospitals with a COVID-19 diagnosis: 2 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 2 at the Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners.

NEW CASES – December 19, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 18): 

Total 3,996 (3,969 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):Covid-19 monroe county florida cases

December 18: 34 ADDITIONAL CASES  / NOW 3,969 

The FDOH report shows 34 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 3,969. (80 of the 3,969 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 60 with the Stock Island jail.)  After adjustments, new cumulative case counts by location include 7 more in Key West, 10 more in Key Largo, 8 more in Marathon, 3 more in Tavernier, 3 in Summerland, 1 in Long Key, and 2 cases for which residency has not yet been ascertained. The youngest newly confirmed resident is 3 years old and the oldest is 83 years old.

Today there were 4 patients in local hospitals with a COVID-19 diagnosis: 2 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 2 at the Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners.

NEW CASES – December 18, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 17): 

Total 3,969 (3,935 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 17: 2 More DEATHS (4 over past 2 days)/ 45 ADDITIONAL CASES  / NOW 3,935 

Today the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) reported two additional deaths of Monroe County residents who had been diagnosed with Covid-19: a 70-year old man and a 74-year-old man. There have been four Covid-19 related deaths confirmed in just the past two days for Monroe County. Yesterday a 67-year-old woman and a 93-year-old man, also Monroe County residents, were confirmed to have died. To date there have been 32 Covid-19 related deaths confirmed for Monroe County.

The FDOH report shows 45 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 3,935. (81 of the 3,935 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 60 with the Stock Island jail.)  After adjustments, new cumulative case counts by location include 19 more in Key West, 15 more in Marathon, 4 more in Key Largo, 1 more in Islamorada, 1 more in Sugarload, 1 more in Conch Key, and 1 more in Cudjoe.  The detailed list of new cases is not yet available as of this 6:00 pm update.  Yesterday there were 6 patients in local hospitals with a COVID-19 diagnosis: 4 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 2 at the Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners.

NEW CASES – December 17, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 16): 

Total 3,935 (3,890 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 17: 2 More DEATHS (4 over past 2 days)/ 45 ADDITIONAL CASES  / NOW 3,935 

Today the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) reported two additional deaths of Monroe County residents who had been diagnosed with Covid-19: a 70-year old man and a 74-year-old man. There have been four Covid-19 related deaths confirmed in just the past two days for Monroe County. Yesterday a 67-year-old woman and a 93-year-old man, also Monroe County residents, were confirmed to have died. To date there have been 32 Covid-19 related deaths confirmed for Monroe County.

The FDOH report shows 45 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 3,935. (81 of the 3,935 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 60 with the Stock Island jail.)  After adjustments, new cumulative case counts by location include 19 more in Key West, 15 more in Marathon, 4 more in Key Largo, 1 more in Islamorada, 1 more in Sugarload, 1 more in Conch Key, and 1 more in Cudjoe.  The detailed list of new cases is not yet available as of this 6:00 pm update.  Yesterday there were 6 patients in local hospitals with a COVID-19 diagnosis: 4 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 2 at the Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners.

NEW CASES – December 17, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 16): 

Total 3,935 (3,890 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 16: 2 More DEATHS / 21 ADDITIONAL CASES  / NOW 3,890 

Today the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) reported two additional deaths of Monroe County residents who had been diagnosed with Covid-19: a 67-year-old woman and a 93-year-old man.  To date there have been 30 Covid-19 related deaths confirmed for Monroe County.

The FDOH report shows 21 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 3,890. (81 of the 3,890 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 60 with the Stock Island jail.)  After adjustments, new cumulative case counts by location include 5 more in Islamorada, 4 more in Key West3 more in Key Largo, 2 more in Marathon, 2 more in Tavernier, 2 more in Summerland, and 1 more in Cudjoe.  The youngest newly diagnosed is 1 year old and the oldest is 85 years old. Today there were 6 patients in local hospitals with a COVID-19 diagnosis: 4 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 2 at the Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners.

NEW CASES – December 16, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 15): 

Total 3,889 (3,868 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 15: 29 ADDITIONAL CASES  / NOW 3,868 / 7 Patients in local hospitals

The FDOH report shows 29 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 3,868. (80 of the 3,868 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 60 with the Stock Island jail.)  After adjustments, new cumulative case counts by location include 4 more in Key West6 more in Key Largo, 9 more in Marathon, 2 more in Summerland, 1 more in Big Pine, 1 more in Cudjoe, 1 more in Ramrod, 3 more non-Florida residents and 1 more case for which residency has not yet been ascertained (now 4).  The youngest newly diagnosed is 2 years old and the oldest is 76 years old. Today there are 7 patients in local hospitals with a COVID-19 diagnosis: 5 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 2 at the Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners.

CLICK HERE: to read Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman’s Open Letter — Calling for action in response to Covid-19 surge

NEW CASES – December 15, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 14): 

Total 3,868 (3,839 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 14: 18 ADDITIONAL CASES  / NOW 3,839

The FDOH report shows 18 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 3,839. (80 of the 3,839 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 60 with the Stock Island jail.)  After adjustments, new cumulative case counts by location include 6 more in Key West4 more in Key Largo, 2 more in Marathon, 2 more in Summerland, 4 more non-Florida residents and 1 case for which residency has not yet been ascertained (now 3).

NEW CASES – December 14, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 13): 

Total 3,839 (3,821 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 13: 24 ADDITIONAL CASES  / NOW 3,821

The FDOH report shows 24 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 3,821. (81 of the 3,821 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 60 with the Stock Island jail.)  After adjustments, new cumulative case counts by location include 12 more in Key Largo, 3 more in Key West, 9 more in Marathon, 3 more in Islamorada, 2 more in Tavernier, 1 more in Little Torch and 2 more non-Florida residents. The youngest newly diagnosed resident is 3 years old and the oldest is 76 years old.

NEW CASES – December 13, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 12): 

Total 3,821 (3,797 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 12: 27 ADDITIONAL CASES  / NOW 3,797

The FDOH report shows 25 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count has risen by 27 and is now 3,797. (82 of the 3,797 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 60 with the Stock Island jail.)  New cumulative case counts by location include 13 more in Key West, 4 more in Marathon, 2 more in Tavernier, 1 more in Cudjoe, 1 more in Sugarloaf, and 2 more non-Florida residents. The youngest newly diagnosed resident is 2 years old and the oldest is 70 years old. Yesterday there were 6 patients in local hospitals with a Covid-19 diagnosis: 4 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 2 at the Baptist run hospitals (Fishermens and Mariners).

NEW CASES – December 12, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 11): 

Total 3,797 (3,770 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 11: 40 ADDITIONAL CASES  / NOW 3,770 / 6 Hospitalized locally

The FDOH report shows 43 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count has risen by 40 and is now 3,770. (78 of the 3,770 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 59 with the Stock Island jail.)  New cumulative case counts by location include 14 more in Key West, 3 more in Key Largo, 9 more in Marathon, 6 more in Tavernier, 2 more in Islamorada, 2 more in Big Pine, 2 more in Cudjoe, 1 more in Sugarloaf, 5 more non-Florida residents and 1 case for which residency has not yet been established. There are 6 patients in local hospitals with a Covid-19 diagnosis: 4 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 2 at the Baptist run hospitals (Fishermens and Mariners).

CLICK HERE: to read Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman’s Open Letter — Calling for action in response to Covid-19 surge

NEW CASES – December 11, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 10): 

Total 3,770 (3,730 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 10: 67 ADDITIONAL CASES [34 are Key West residents] / NOW 3,730 / One-Day Positivity Rate December 9: 5.81% (8.07% statewide) / 4 hospitalized locally

The FDOH report shows 68 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count has risen by 67 and is now 3,730. (78 of the 3,730 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 59 with the Stock Island jail.)  New cumulative case counts by location include 34 more in Key West, 3 more in Key Largo, 6 more in Marathon, 5 more in Tavernier, 6 more in Summerland, 5 more in Islamorada, 9 more non-Florida residents and 1 case for which residency has not yet been established.  The youngest newly confirmed resident is less than a year old and the oldest is 88 years old residents.  The one-day positivity rate for Monroe yesterday was 5.81% (8.07% statewide). Today there are 4 patients with a Covid-19 diagnosis in local hospitals; 3 at LKMC and 1 at Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners.

NEW CASES – December 10, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 9): 

Total 3,730 (3,663 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 9: 22 ADDITIONAL CASES (NOW 3,663) / One-Day Positivity Rate December 8: 6.28% (8.64% statewide) /

The FDOH report shows 24 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count has risen by 22 and is now 3,663. (78 of the 3,663 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 59 with the Stock Island jail.)  New cumulative case counts by location include 6 more in Key West, 4 more in Key Largo, 6 more in Marathon, 1 more in Summerland, 1 more in Big Pine, 1 more in Long Key, 1 more in Key Colony and 1 more non-Florida resident.  The youngest newly confirmed residents are two 2-year-olds and the oldest is 68 years old residents.  The one-day positivity rate for Monroe yesterday was 6.28% (8.64% statewide). There were 2 patients hospitalized in the Keys (at Lower Keys Medical Center) with a COVID-19 diagnosis today.

NEW CASES – December 9, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 8): 

Total 3,663 (3,641 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 8: 37 ADDITIONAL CASES (NOW 3,641) / One-Day Positivity Rate December 7: 13.79% (7.92% statewide) /

The FDOH report shows 31 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count has risen by 37 and is now 3,641. (78 of the 3,641 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 59 with the Stock Island jail.)  New cumulative case counts by location include 12 more in Key West (now 2,032), 4 more in Key Largo, 1 more in Tavernier (now 225), 1 more in Islamorada (now 86), 1 more in Big Pine (now 76), 1 more in Cross Key (now 2), 1 more in Long Key (now 13), and 8 more non-Florida residents (now 115).  The youngest newly confirmed resident is 1 year old and the oldest is 83 years old residents.  The one-day positivity rate for Monroe yesterday was 13.79% (7.92% statewide). There were 4 patients at Lower Keys Medical Center with a COVID-19 diagnosis yesterday.

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NEW CASES – December 8, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 7): 

Total 3,641 (3,604 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 7: 35 NEW CASES (NOW 3,604) / One-Day Positivity Rate December 6: 12.11% (8.09% statewide) / 

The FDOH report shows 35 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed for Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 3,604. (78 of the 3,604 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 58 with the Stock Island jail.)  New cumulative case counts by location include 11 more in Key West (now 2,020), 7 more in Key Largo, 5 more in Tavernier (now 224), 4 more in Marathon (now 356), 2 more in Islamorada (now 85), 2 more in Big Pine (now 75), 2 more in Cudjoe (now 24), 1 more in Summerland (now 107), 1 more in Little Torch (now 13) and 2 more non-Florida residents (now 107).  The youngest newly confirmed resident is 11 years old and the oldest are two 80 year old residents.  The one-day positivity rate for Monroe yesterday was 8.42% (7.86% statewide). There are 4 patients at Lower Keys Medical Center with a COVID-19 diagnosis.

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NEW CASES – December 7, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 6): 

Total 3,604 (3,569 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 6: 24 NEW CASES (NOW 3,569) / One-Day Positivity Rate December 5: 8.42% (7.86% statewide) /

The FDOH report shows 24 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed for Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 3,569. (78 of the 3,569 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 58 with the Stock Island jail.)  New cases include 11 more in Key West (now 2,009), 3 more in Key Largo, 3 more in Sugarloaf (now 15), 2 more in Marathon (now 352), 2 more in Summerland (now 106), 2 more in Cudjoe (now 24), 1 more in Tavernier (now 219) and 1 more non-Florida resident (now 105).  The youngest newly confirmed resident is 21 years old and the oldest is 80.  The one-day positivity rate for Monroe yesterday was 8.42% (7.86% statewide).

NEW CASES – December 6, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 5): 

Total 3,569 (3,545 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 5: 30 NEW CASES (NOW 3,545) / One-Day Positivity Rate December 4: 8.24% (7.32% statewide) /

The FDOH report shows 30 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed for Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 3,545. (78 of the 3,515 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 58 with the Stock Island jail.)  New cases include 12 more in Key West (now 1,998), 18 more in Marathon (now 350), 3 more in Tavernier (now 218), 1 more in Islamorada (now 83), 1 more in Big PIne (now 73), 4 more in Cudjoe (now 22), 1 more in LIttle Torch (now 12) and 1 more in Ramrod (now 6).  The youngest newly confirmed residents are two 2-year olds and the oldest is 70.  The one-day positivity rate for Monroe yesterday was 8.24% (7.32% statewide).

NEW CASES – December 5, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 4): 

Total 3,545 (3,515 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 4: Mayor Imposes 10PM Curfew for Key West – Dec 31, Jan 1, and Jan 2

Key West Mayor Teri Johnston, after an extensive discussion at Thursday’s City Commission meeting, has enacted an emergency directive providing for a curfew in order to avoid a public health emergency during the New Year’s holiday.

The directive reads:

“Commencing on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 10 p.m. and terminating on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at 6:00 a.m., a curfew is hereby imposed for the City of Key West, effective from 10 p.m. each night through 6 a.m. the next morning. All non-essential businesses shall close on or before 10 p.m. each night. Persons shall be in their residences or lodging establishments no later than 10:30 p.m. each night. During the period of such curfew, no person shall make use of any street or sidewalk for any purpose, except police, fire rescue, first responder, medical, health care, media, and utility repair service personnel.”

The curfew will not apply to: people returning directly to their homes from work at essential establishments or going directly to work at essential establishments from their homes; people making deliveries from essential establishments; people walking their dogs within 250 feet of their residences; and those traveling to or from any religious service.

December 4: 35 NEW CASES (NOW 3,515) / One-Day Positivity Rate December 3: 12.20% (7.49% statewide) / 5 HOSPITALIZED in Monroe County hospitals today /

The FDOH report shows 35 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed for Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 3,515. (77 of the 3,515 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 58 with the Stock Island jail.)  New cases include 17 more in Key West (now 1,986), 4 more in Summerland (now 109), 3 more in Key Largo (now 455), 1 more in Islamorada (now 82), 1 more in Long Key (now 11).  The youngest newly confirmed Monroe County resident is 7 years old and the oldest is 70 years old. The one-day positivity rate for Monroe yesterday was 12.20% (7.49% statewide). There are currently 5 patients with a Covid-19 diagnosis in Florida Keys hospitals (all are at Lower Keys Medical Center).

NEW CASES – December 4, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 3): 

Total 3,515 (3,480 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 3: 56 NEW CASES (NOW 3,480) / One-Day Positivity Rate December 2: 8.63% (8.19% statewide) / 8 HOSPITALIZED in Monroe County hospitals today /

The FDOH report shows 56 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed for Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count has risen by 54 and is now 3,480. New cases include 37 more in Key West (now 1,969), 7 more in Marathon (now 334), 4 more in Summerland (now 105), 3 more in Duck Key (now 5), 2 more in Key Largo (now 452), and 2 more in Tavernier (now 215).  The youngest newly confirmed is 5 years old and the oldest is 86 years old. The one-day positivity rate for Monroe yesterday was 8.63% (8.19% statewide). There are currently 8 patients with a Covid-19 diagnosis in Florida Keys hospitals (all are at Lower Keys Medical Center).

NEW CASES – December 3, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 2): 

Total 3,480 (3,426 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 2: 35 NEW CASES (NOW 3,426) / 8 HOSPITALIZED in Monroe County hospitals today / One-Day Positivity Rate December 1: 12.23% (9.12% statewide)

Very sad news: It has been reported by the Key West Citizen that Cheryl Cates, wife of former Key West Mayor and current Monroe County Commissioner Craig Cates, has died. Cheryl Cates, Craig Cates and their daughter Crystal had been receiving intensive care at a Miami hospital after contracting the coronavirus in early November.  Craig Cates and Crystal Cates, remain hospitalized.  Our sincerest condolences to the beloved Cates family and to all who have lost loved ones to this dreadful disease.

The FDOH report shows 35 new cases of Covid-19 were added for Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count has risen by 34 and is now 3,426. There was no specific geographic information available in the December 1 report so the following increase in numbers is for the 2 day period November 30 and December 1: 17 more in Key West (now 1,932), 9 more in Key Largo (now 448), 8 more in Marathon (now 327), 1 more in Tavernier (now 213), 3 more in Big Pine (now 72), 1 more in Cudjoe (now 18), 1 more in Key Colony Beach (now 17), 1 more in Sugarloaf (now 15), 1 more non-Florida resident (now 104).  The youngest newly confirmed is 8 years old and the oldest is 82 years old.

NEW CASES – December 2, 2020 FDOH report (data for December 1 and November 30): 

Total 3,426 (3,392 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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December 1: 1 Additional DEATH (NOW 28); 11 Additional CASES (NOW 3,392) / One-Day Positivity Rate Nov 29: 7.28% (8.69% statewide) / 7 HOSPITALIZED in Keys LKMC Today

Today the Florida Department of Health reported the death of a 65-year old male resident of Monroe County bringing the total number of deaths related to Covid-19 here in Monroe County to 28. He was confirmed positive for Covid-19 on November 15.

The FDOH report shows 11 new cases of Covid-19 were added for Monroe County yesterday.

NOTE: THERE WERE NO LOCATION SPECIFIC NUMBERS AVAILABLE IN TODAY’S REPORT (DECEMBER 1, 2020)

CASES – December 1, 2020 FDOH report (data thru November 30): 

Total 3,392 (3,381 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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November 30: 29 ADDITIONAL CASES (NOW 3,381) / One-Day Positivity Rate Nov 29: 7.58% (8.40% statewide) / 9 Hospitalized in Keys LKMC Today

The FDOH report shows 29 new cases of Covid-19 were added for Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count has risen by 28 and is now 3,381 (73 of the 3,381 are associated with longterm care facilities and 55 with correctional facilities). New cases confirmed yesterday include 10 Marathon residents (now 319), 6 Key West residents (now 1,915), 3 Sugarloaf residents (now 14), 2 Key Largo residents (now 437), 2 Big Pine residents (now 69), 1 Cudjoe resident (now 17), 1 Key Colony Beach resident (now 16), 1 Long Key (now 10), and 4 non-Florida residents (now 103). The youngest person confirmed positive for Covid-19 yesterday is 5 years old and the oldest is 74 years old. The single day positivity rate yesterday was 8.36% in Monroe County (7.85% statewide). There were 9 patients hospitalized in the Keys with a Covid-19 diagnosis today – all at the Lower Keys Medical Center.

CASES – November 30, 2020 FDOH report (data thru November 29): 

Total 3,381 (3,353 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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November 29: 32 ADDITIONAL CASES (NOW 3,353) / One-Day Positivity Rate Nov 28: 8.36% (7.85% statewide)

The FDOH report shows 32 new cases of Covid-19 were added for Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 3,353 (73 of the 3,353 are associated with longterm care facilities and 55 with correctional facilities). New cases confirmed yesterday include 14 Key West residents (now 1,909), 10 Key Largo residents (now 435), 3 Sugarloaf (now 11), 1 Big Pine residents (now 67), 1 Marathon residents (now 309), 1 Tavernier resident (now 212), 1 Summerland resident (now 103), 1 Key Colony Beach (now 15), and 2 non-Florida residents (now 100). The youngest person confirmed positive for Covid-19 yesterday is 5 years old and the oldest is 74 years old. The single day positivity rate yesterday was 8.36% in Monroe County (7.85% statewide). There were 10 patients hospitalized in the Keys with a Covid-19 diagnosis yesterday – all at the Lower Keys Medical Center.

CASES – November 29, 2020 FDOH report (data thru November 28): 

Total 3,353 (3,321 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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November 28: 43 ADDITIONAL CASES (NOW 3,321) / One-Day Positivity Rate Nov 28: 8.36% (7.85% statewide)

The FDOH report for November 28 shows 42 new cases of Covid-19 were added for Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count has risen by 43 and is now 3,321 (73 of the 3,321 are associated with longterm care facilities and 55 with correctional facilities). New cases confirmed yesterday include 28 Key West residents (now 1,895), 2 Key Largo residents (now 423), 4 Big Pine residents (now 66), 1 Marathon residents (now 308), 1 Cudjoe resident (now 16), 1 Long Key resident (now 10) and 6 non-Florida residents (now 97). The youngest person confirmed positive for Covid-19 yesterday is 10 years old and the oldest is 78 years old. The single day positivity rate on November 27 was 7.48% in Monroe County (7.14% statewide). There are currently 10 patients hospitalized in the Keys with a Covid-19 diagnosis – all are at the Lower Keys Medical Center.

CASES – November 28, 2020 FDOH report (data thru November 27): 

Total 3,321 (3,278 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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November 26 and 27: 74 ADDITIONAL CASES (NOW 3,278) OVER 2 DAYS NOV 25 AND 26 / One-Day Positivity Rate Nov 26: 8.41% (6.2% statewide)

The FDOH report for November 27 shows a two-day total of 74 new cases of Covid-19 were added for Monroe County on November 26 and 27. The cumulative case count is now 3,278 (73 of the 3,278 are associated with longterm care facilities and 55 with correctional facilities). New cases confirmed over the 2 day period include 32 Key West residents (now 1,835), 17 Key Largo residents (now 421), 8 Marathon residents (now 307), 6 Tavernier residents (now 211), 4 Summerland residents (now 103), 3 Islamorada residents (now 81), 1 Big Pine (now 62), 7 non-Florida (now 91). The youngest person confirmed positive for Covid-19 yesterday is 7 years old and the oldest is 82 years old. The single day positivity rate on November 26 was 8.41% in Monroe County (6.2% statewide).

CASES – November 27, 2020 FDOH report (data for November 25 and November 26): Nov 25: 53 new cases; Nov 26: 21 = 74 new cases over two days:

Total 3,278 (3,204 previous report) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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November 25: 46 ADDITIONAL CASES (NOW 3,204)

The FDOH report shows 46 new cases of Covid-19 were added for Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count has risen by 47 and is now 3,204. Increases in cumulative case counts, by location, include 24 Key West residents (now 1,835), 8 Key Largo residents (now 406), 3 Summerland (now 99), 1 Marathon resident (now 299), 1 Stock Island resident (now 61), 1 Little Torch (now 11), 1 Cudjo (now) and 3 non-Florida residents (now 84) and 1 for which residency has not yet been determined (now 4).  The youngest confirmed positive for Covid-19 yesterday are two 4-year-olds and the oldest is 77 years old.

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November 24: 19 ADDITIONAL CASES (NOW 3,157) / One-Day Positivity Rate: 5.48% (7.47% statewide)

The FDOH report shows 19 new cases of Covid-19 were added for Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count has risen by 17 and is now 3,157 (73 are associated with longterm care facilities and 40 with correctional facilities). Increases in cumulative case counts, by location, include 8 Key West residents (now 1,807), 4 Key Largo residents (now 396), 2 Tavernier residents (now 205), 1 Marathon resident (now 298), 1 Islamorada resident (now 78), 1 Key Colony Beach (now 14) and 3 non-Florida residents.  The youngest person confirmed positive for Covid-19 yesterday is 22 years old and the oldest is 80 years old. The single day positivity rate yesterday was 5.48% in Monroe County (7.47% statewide).

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November 23: 26 ADDITIONAL CASES (NOW 3,140) / One-Day Positivity Rate: 9.26% (7.01 statewide)

The FDOH report for November 23 shows an additional 26 cases of Covid-19 were added for Monroe County. The cumulative case count is now 3,140 (73 are associated with longterm care facilities and 40 with correctional facilities). The youngest confirmed yesterday is 1 year old and the oldest is 94 years old. The single day positivity rate yesterday was 9.26% in Monroe County (7.01% statewide).

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November 22: 1 ADDITIONAL DEATH (NOW 27) / 31 ADDITIONAL CASES (NOW 3,114) / OUTBREAK AT STOCK ISLAND JAIL / One-Day Positivity Rate: 8.38% (6.60 statewide)

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County received confirmation from the State Health Office today regarding one additional COVID-19-related death in Monroe County. This individual was a 75-year-old-male resident of Monroe County. There are now 27 total resident deaths in Monroe County.

The report also shows a large spike in correctional facility cases. There are now 40 cases listed as associated with a correctional facility – 35 are inmates and 5 are personnel.

“We believe it likely came in via staff,” said Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Adam Linhardt, “No one is currently hospitalized as all symptoms are mild or asymptomatic.” We also received the following prepared statement:

“There are currently 35 inmates at the Monroe County detention center on Stock Island who tested positive for COVID-19.

The Monroe County Detention center medical program is nationally accredited and the medical provider, Wellpath, is working with the Monroe County Department of Health to monitor the situation. 

“My team has done an amazing job keeping our detention staff and inmates safe during these incredibly difficult times,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay. “We have plans in place to deal with this situation and will move forward accordingly.”

All appropriate inmates and staff are being tested. The affected inmates have been moved to a separate wing of the jail and are in single cells where they are being medically monitored while under quarantine.  They have an opportunity to see medical personnel at least twice a day and on request where necessary.  All new detainees are screened and their temperature and oxygen saturation levels are being measured. The jail has tripled the cleaning of well-traveled areas and housing areas and masks are required to be worn by everyone in the facility.”

The FDOH report for November 22 shows an additional 30 cases. After adjustments based on residency the cumulative case count has risen by 21 and is now 3,114 for Monroe County. The new cases include 12 Key West residents (now 1,554), 6 Key Largo residents (now 369), 3 Summerland residents (now 74), 2 Islamorada (now 72), 2 Big Pine (now 57), 1 Cudjoe resident (now 14), 1 Marathon resident (now 270), 1 Plantation resident (first case). There are currently 365 cases for which residency has not yet been determined. The youngest confirmed yesterday is 2 years old and the oldest is 70 years old. The single day positivity rate yesterday was 8.38% in Monroe County (6.60 statewide).

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November 21: 1 ADDITIONAL DEATH (NOW 26) / 29 ADDITIONAL CASES (NOW 3,093) / One-Day Positivity Rate: 9.18% (6.79 statewide)

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County received confirmation from the State Health Office today regarding one additional COVID-19-related death in Monroe County. This individual was a 69-year-old-male resident of Monroe County who had multiple underlying health conditions. There are now 26 total resident deaths in Monroe County.

The FDOH report for November 21 shows an additional 29 cases and an updated cumulative case count of 3,093 for Monroe County. The new cases include 14 Key West residents (now 1,542), 3 Big Pine residents (now 55), 2 Key Largo residents (now 363), 2 Tavernier residents (now 186), 2 Summerland residents (now 71), 1 Cudjoe resident (now 13), 1 Marathon resident (now 269), and 3 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 329). The youngest  confirmed yesterday is 5 years old and the oldest is 93 years old. The single day positivity rate yesterday was 9.18% in Monroe County (6.79 statewide).

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November 20: 99 NEW CASES  / NOW 3,064/ TEST POSITIVITY RATE MONROE:  20.38% STATEWIDE: 7.64% / 9 HOSPITALIZED IN MONROE

The FDOH report shows just 99 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 3,064. (73 are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 67 Key West residents (now 1,528), 6 Marathon residents (now 268), 4 Key Largo residents (now 361), 4 Tavernier residents (now 184), 4 Big Pine residents (now 52), 2 Islamorada residents (now 70), 2 non-Florida residents (now 77) and 10 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 326). The youngest  confirmed yesterday is 5 years old and the oldest is 93 years old. The single day test positivity rate for Monroe County yesterday was 20.38%; statewide the rate was 7.64%. There are currently 9 patients in Monroe County hospitals with a Covid-19 diagnosis: all at Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island.

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November 19: 73 NEW CASES  / NOW 2,965/ TEST POSITIVITY RATE MONROE:  11.78% STATEWIDE: 7.58% / 9 HOSPITALIZED IN MONROE

New restrictions in Key West: The City of Key West decided, during an emergency meeting today, to toughen their Covid-19 mandatory mask regulations. Everyone over the age of 6 must now wear face coverings whenever in public – whether or not they are able to socially distance themselves from others or not. Although Governor DeSantis signed an executive order suspending penalties for violation of local mask ordinances, Key West officials have said they will continue to issue citations and collect fines later, when the governor’s order expires. Monroe County rules are not as strict as Key West’s – masks must be worn outside when social distancing can’t be maintained.

The FDOH report shows just 73 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 2,965. (73 are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 49 Key West residents (now 1,461), 3 Tavernier (now 180), 3 Sugarloaf (now 9), 2 Key Largo residents (now 357), 2 Marathon (now 262), 2 Islamorada (now 68), 2 Big Pine (now 48), 1 Key Colony (now 12), 1 Cudjoe (now 12), 1 Little Torch (now 10), 1 Duck Key (now 2), 2 non-Floirda residents (now 75) and 6 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 316). The youngest  confirmed yesterday is 10 years old and the oldest is 78 years old. The single day test positivity rate for Monroe County yesterday was 11.78%; statewide the rate was 7.58%. There are currently 9 patients in Monroe County hospitals with a Covid-19 diagnosis: 8 at LKMC and 1 at Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners.

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November 18: 38 NEW CASES  / NOW 2,892/ TEST POSITIVITY RATE MONROE:  11.73% STATEWIDE: 8.16% / 8 HOSPITALIZED IN MONROE

The FDOH report shows just 38 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 2,892. (72 are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 30 Key West residents (now 1,412), 3 Key Largo residents (now 355), 1 Cudjoe resident (now 11), 9 Little Torch resident (now 9), 2 Ramrod residents (now 6), 1 Big Torch (now 2), 2 non-Floirda residents (now 73) and 2 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 310). The youngest  confirmed yesterday is 16 years old and the oldest is 68 years old. The single day test positivity rate for Monroe County yesterday was 11.73%; statewide the rate was 8.16%. There are currently 8 patients in Monroe County hospitals with a a Covid-19 diagnosis: 7 at LKMC and 1 at Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners.

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November 17: 16 NEW CASES  / NOW 2,854/ TEST POSITIVITY RATE MONROE:  6.67% STATEWIDE: 8.64%

CASES: The FDOH report shows just 16 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments related to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 15 and is now 2,854. (72 are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 8 Key West residents (now 1,382), 1 Key Largo resident (now 352), 1 Summerland resident (now 74), 3 Tavernier residents (now 177), 1 Stock Island resident (now 60). There are currently 308 cases for which residency has not yet been determined.  The youngest confirmed yesterday is 2 years old and the oldest is 74 years old. The single day test positivity rate for Monroe County yesterday was 6.67%; statewide the rate was 8.64%.

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November 16: 29 ADDITIONAL CASES  / NOW 2,839/ TEST POSITIVITY RATE MONROE:  18.37% STATEWIDE: 7.95%

CASES: The FDOH report shows just 29 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 2,839. (72 are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 9 Key West residents (now 1,374), 3 Key Largo residents (now 351), 6 Summerland residents (now 73), 3 Tavernier residents (now 174), 1 Conch Key resident (now 2) and 6 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 309).  The detailed list of cases has not yet been released. The youngest  confirmed yestarday is 21 years old and the oldest is 75 years old. The single day test positivity rate for Monroe County yesterday was 18.37%; statewide the rate was 7.95%.

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November 15: 58 NEW CASES  / NOW 2,810/ TEST POSITIVITY RATE MONROE:  15.25% STATEWIDE: 7.57%

CASES: The FDOH report shows just 58 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 2,810. (72 are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 35 Key West residents (now 1,365), 4 Key Largo residents (now 348), 6 Marathon residents (now 259), 5 Summerland residents (now 67), 1 Tavernier resident (now 171), 2 non-Florida residents (now 69), and 6 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 303).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 9 years old and the oldest is 84 years old.  The single day test positivity rate for Monroe County yesterday was 15.25%; statewide the rate was 7.57%.

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November 14: 9 NEW CASES  / NOW 2,752/ TEST POSITIVITY RATE MONROE:  8.16% STATEWIDE: 9.95%

CASES: The FDOH report shows just 9 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments based on residency the cumulative case count has risen by 8 and is now 2,752. (72 are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The were no new cases in Key West and 1 case previously confirmed was transferred out of Key West (now 1,330) The new cases include 2 Key Largo residents (now 344), 2 Tavernier residents (now 170), 1 Islamorada resident (now 66), 1 non-Florida resident (now 68), and 2 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 297).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 7 years old and the oldest is 73 years old.  The single day test positivity rate for Monroe County yesterday was 8.16%; statewide the rate was 9.95%.

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November 13: 43 NEW CASES  / NOW 2,744/ TEST POSITIVITY RATE MONROE:   13.06% STATEWIDE: 9.95%

CASES: The FDOH report shows 43 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments based on residency the cumulative case count has risen by 42 and is now 2,744. (72 are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 18 Key West residents (now 1,331), 4 Tavernier residents (now 168), 4 Summerland residents (now 62), 3 Key Largo residents (now 342), 3 Marathon residents (now 253), 1 Islamorada resident (now 65), 1 Stock Island resident (now 59), 1 Big Pine (now 46), 1 Long Key (now 9), 2 non-Florida resident (now 66), and 6 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 295).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 12 years old and the oldest is 70 years old.  The single day test positivity rate for Monroe County yesterday was 13.06%; statewide the rate was 7.82%. There are currently 5 patients in Monroe County hospitals with a COVID-19 diagnosis (4 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at one of the Baptist run Hospitals – Mariners or Fishermens).

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November 12: 55 ADDITIONAL CASES  / NOW 2,701/ TEST POSITIVITY RATE (MONROE:  12.17% STATEWIDE: 7.34)

CASES: The FDOH report shows 51 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments based on residency, the cumulative case count has risen by 55 and is now 2,701. (72 are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 33 Key West residents (now 1,313), 2 Summerland residents (now 58), 1 Key Largo resident (now 341), 1 Islamorada resident (now 64), 1 Cudjoe resident (now 10), 1 Little Torch resident (now 8),  6 non-Florida residents (now 65), and 7 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 289).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 8 years old and the oldest is 84 years old.  The single day test positivity rate for Monroe County yesterday was 12.17%; statewide the rate was 7.34%. There are currently 5 patients in Monroe County hospitals with a COVID-19 diagnosis (4 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at one of the Baptist run Hospitals – Mariners or Fishermens).

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November 11: 41 NEW CASES  / NOW 2,646 / TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 16.39% (Fla – 7.82%)

CASES: The FDOH report shows 41 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 2,646. (72 are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 25 Key West residents (now 1,280), 4 Marathon residents (now 250), 1 non-Florida resident (now 59), and 3 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 282).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 14 years old and the oldest is 91 years old.  The single day test positivity rate for Monroe County yesterday was 16.39%; statewide the rate was 7.82%. There are currently 5 patients in Monroe County hospitals with a COVID-19 diagnosis (4 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at one of the Baptist run Hospitals – Mariners or Fishermens).

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November 10: 13 NEW CASES  / NOW 2,605 / TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 6.07% (Fla – 8.34%)

After hearing from the business community at today’s special emergency meeting the City Commission decided not to impose a curfew. 

CASES: The FDOH report shows 13 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments due to residency the  cumulative case count has risen by 9 and is now 2,605. (72 of the 2,596 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 4 Key West residents (now 1,255), 1 Tavernier resident (now 163), 1 Cudjoe resident (now 9) and 4 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 279).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 26 years old and the oldest is 78 years old.  The single day test positivity rate for Monroe County yesterday was 6.07%; statewide the rate was 8.34%. There are currently 5 patients in Monroe County hospitals with a COVID-19 diagnosis.

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November 9: 28 ADDITIONAL CASES  / NOW 2,596 / TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 8.07% (Fla – 8.48%)

CURFEW TO BE CONSIDERED AT KEY WEST CITY COMMISSION EMERGENCY MEETING ON NOVEMBER 10th:

The Key West City Commission will convene a hybrid special emergency meeting Tuesday, November 10th at 10 a.m. to consider a curfew that would run from midnight until 7 a.m.

The meeting will be broadcast on Comcast Channel 77 and AT&T Channel 99. To join the Zoom meeting go to https://zoom.us/j/91953815214

Meeting ID: 919 5381 5214
Passcode: 942829

CASES: The FDOH report shows 25 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments due on residency the cumulative case count has risen by 28 and is now 2,596. (70 of the 2,596 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 14 Key West residents (now 1,251), 5 Key Largo residents (now 336), 3 Marathon residents (now 245), 1 Tavernier resident (now 162), 2 Big Pine resident (now 44), 3 non-Florida residents (now 58). There are currently 275 cases for which residency has not yet been determined.  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 15 years old and the oldest is 81 years old.  The single day test positivity rate for Monroe County yesterday was 8.07%; statewide the rate was 8.48%.

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November 8: 29 NEW CASES  / NOW 2,568 / TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 7.83% (Fla – 6.23%)

CASES: The FDOH report shows 29 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments based on residency the cumulative case count has risen by 17 and is now 2,568. (70 of the 2,568 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 12 Key West residents (now 1,237), 4 Key Largo residents (now 331), 2 Marathon residents (now 242), 2 Tavernier residents (now 161), 1 Big Pine resident (now 42), 3 non-Florida residents (now 58) and 5 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 276).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 10 years old and the oldest is 70 years old.  The single day test positivity rate for Monroe County yesterday was 7.83%; statewide the rate was 6.23%.

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November 7: 19 NEW CASES  / NOW 2,539 / TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 8.64% (Fla – 8.28%)

CASES: The FDOH report shows 19 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments based on residency the cumulative case count has risen by 17 and is now 2,539. (70 of the 2,539 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 10 Key West residents (now 1,225), 3 Key Largo residents (now 327), 1 Marathon resident (now 240), 1 Tavernier resident (now 159), and 3 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 271).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 1 year old and the oldest are two 65-year-olds.  The single day test positivity rate for Monroe County yesterday was 8.64%; statewide the rate was 8.28%.

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November 6: 45 NEW CASES  / NOW 2,522 / TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 12.28% (Fla – 6.36%)

CURFEW TO BE CONSIDERED AT KEY WEST CITY COMMISSION EMERGENCY MEETING ON NOVEMBER 10TH:

The Key West City Commission will convene a hybrid special emergency meeting Tuesday, November 10th at 10 a.m. to consider a curfew that would run from midnight until 7 a.m.

The meeting will be broadcast on Comcast Channel 77 and AT&T Channel 99. To join the Zoom meeting go to https://zoom.us/j/91953815214

Meeting ID: 919 5381 5214
Passcode: 942829

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CASES: The FDOH report shows 45 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 2,522. (70 of the 2,522 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 23 Key West residents (now 1,215), 7 Key Largo residents (now 324), 4 Marathon residents (now 239), 3 Tavernier residents (now 158),  2 Stock Island residents (now 56), 4 non-Florida residents (now 56) and 3 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 268).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 16 years old and the oldest is 77 years old. The single day test positivity rate for Monroe County yesterday was 12.28%; statewide the rate was 6.36%.

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November 5: 51 NEW CASES  / NOW 2,477 / TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 10.00% (Fla – 6.20%)

CASES: The FDOH report shows 51 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 2,477. (70 of the 2,477 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 39 Key West residents (now 1,192), 7 Key Largo residents (now 317), 1 Summerland resident (now 50), 1 Big Pine resident (now 41), 1 non-Florida (now 52) and 3 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 265).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 16 years old and the oldest is 74 years old. The single day test positivity rate for Monroe County yesterday was 10%; statewide the rate was 6.2%.

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November 4: 26 NEW CASES  / NOW 2,426 / TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 12.62% (Fla – 7.75%)

CASES: The FDOH report shows 26 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments for residency the cumulative case count has risen by 25 and is now 2,426. (70 of the 2,426 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 17 Key West residents (now 1,153), 3 Key Largo residents (now 310), 1 Islamorada resident (now 63), 2 Cudjoe Key residents (now 8), 1 Sugarloaf resident (now 6), 1 Conch Key resident (first case) and 2 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 262).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 6 years old and the oldest is 96 years old.

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November 3: 35 NEW CASES  / NOW 2,401 / TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 6.49% (Fla – 6.47%)

CASES: The FDOH report shows 35 additional cases were added to the Monroe County Covid-19 cumulative count. The cumulative case count is now 2,401. (70 of the 2,401 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 25 Key West residents (now 1,111), 2 Key Largo residents (now 307), 1 Islamorada resident (now 62), 2 Summerland Key resident (now 50), 1 Little Torch residents (now 7), 1 non-Florida resident and 3 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 260).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 15 years olds and the oldest is 81 years old.

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November 2: 32 ADDITIONAL CASES (15 NEW YESTERDAY) / NOW 2,366 / TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 6.49% (Fla – 6.47%)

CASES: The FDOH report shows 32 additional cases were added to the Monroe County Covid-19 cumulative count. (15 of these are new cases confirmed just yesterday.) After adjustments, including additional cases transferred to Monroe due to residency, the cumulative case count has risen by 32 and is now 2,366. (70 of the 2,366 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 18 Key West residents (now 1,111), 1 Key Largo residents (now 305), 2 Marathon residents (now 235), 1 Islamorada resident (now 61), 1 Summerland Key resident (now 48), 2 Long Key residents (now 8), 1 Key West Naval Air Station resident (now 1) and 5 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 257).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident are two 21 years olds and the oldest is 80 years old.

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November 1: 30 ADDITIONAL CASES (29 NEW) / NOW 2,304 / TEST POSITIVITY RATE: 7.57% (Fla – 4.32%)

CASES: The FDOH report shows 29 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 30 and is now 2,334. (70 of the 2,334 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 10 Key West residents (now 1,093), 5 Key Largo residents (now 304), 3 Marathon residents (now 233), 1 Tavernier resident (now 156), 1 Islamorada resident (now 60), 1 Long Key resident (now 6), 1 homeless resident (now 1) 1 non-Florida resident (now 50) and 5 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 252).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 12 years old and the oldest is 76 years old. 

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October 31: 22 NEW CASES / NOW 2,304 / TEST POSITIVITY RATE 18.39% (Fla: 6.31%)

CASES: The FDOH report shows 22 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 21 and is now 2,290. (70 of the 2,290 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 7 Key West residents (now 1,083), 5 Key Largo residents (now 299), 1 non-Florida resident (now 49) and 2 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 247).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 22 years old and the oldest is 63 years old.

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October 30: 22 NEW CASES / NOW 2,290 / TEST POSITIVITY RATE TODAY: 12.36%

TEST POSITIVITY RATE: With the number of daily cases reported in the Keys having spiked over the past several weeks we are taking a look at the COVID-19 positivity rate (number of positive tests compared to the number of overall tests) for Monroe County. For comparison, over the past two weeks the statewide daily positivity rate has been between 3.65% and 6.73% (it was at 5.89% yesterday). Monroe County’s daily positivity rate has included much higher numbers reaching 12.36% yesterday and 10.51% the previous day. The lowest number for Monroe over the past two weeks was 4.49%.

CASES: The FDOH report shows 22 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 21 and is now 2,290. (70 of the 2,290 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 12 Key West residents (now 1,076), 2 Key Largo residents (now 294), 2 Tavernier residents (now 155), and 4 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 245).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed residents are two infants ages 2 and 3  years old and the oldest is 77 years old. There are currently 6 patients in Florida Keys hospitals with a COVID-19 diagnosis (5 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at one of the Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners).

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October 29: 40 ADDITIONAL CASES [39 New]/ NOW 2,269

CASES: The FDOH report shows 39 new cases of Covid-19 were were added to the cumulative case count yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 40 and is now 2,269. (70 of the 2,269 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 26 Key West residents (now 1,064), 5 Key Largo residents (now 292), 2 Marathon residents (now 230), and 5 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 241).  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 1 year old and the oldest is 68 years old. There are currently 6 patients in Florida Keys hospitals with a COVID-19 diagnosis (5 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at one of the Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners).

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October 28: 15 ADDITIONAL CASES / NOW 2,229

CASES: The FDOH report shows 15 additional cases of Covid-19 were were added to the cumulative case count yesterday in Monroe County bring the total number to 2,229. (70 of the 2,229 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 10 Key West residents (now 1,038), 1 Key Largo resident (now 287), 1 Marathon resident (now 228), 1 Tavernier resident (now 57) and 1 non-Florida residents (now 47). There are currently 236cases for which residency has not yet been determined.  The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is less than 27 years old and the oldest is 88 years old. There are currently 6 patients in Florida Keys hospitals with a COVID-19 diagnosis (5 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at one of the Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners).

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October 27: 15 ADDITIONAL CASES / NOW 2,214 / Masks Still Mandatory in Key West

The City of Key West announced today that despite the Governor’s order making it impossible for the City to enforce the City’s mask ordinance against individuals with fines and jail time the ordinance is still in effect, citations will be issued and fines and penalties will be processed “upon the lifting of the Governor’s Order.”

From City spokesperson Alyson Crean:
“The City of Key West is complying with Executive Order 20-244 under the statewide opening rules set forth by Governor Ron DeSantis, while keeping in place the safety measures that have been implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the residents and visitors of the City.

All individuals over the age of six who are physically located within the City must wear a face covering at all times when they are away from their residence with certain exceptions. All businesses must ensure masks are always worn by employees and the public. A copy of Emergency Ordinance 20-14 may be found here: https://www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1441.

Per the Governor’s Order suspending the collection of all fines and penalties applied to individuals for violating the City’s COVID-19 public health ordinances and directives, the City of Key West will continue to issue civil citations for individuals not wearing masks and will process fines and penalties upon the lifting of the Governor’s Order. Any fines and penalties assessed against businesses will continue to be enforced and collected.

As the holiday season approaches and given the recent increase in positive reported cases of COVID-19 within the City of Key West, it is important that we continue our efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by hand-washing, social distancing and wearing our masks. The City reminds the community that the consistent usage of masks and other facial coverings will help the City avoid future business closures and is a more cost-effective means of addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.”

CASES: The FDOH report shows 15 additional cases of Covid-19 were were added to the cumulative case count yesterday in Monroe County bring the total number to 2,199. (70 of the 2,199 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 7 Key West residents (now 1,028), 2 Key Largo residents (now 286), 1 Ramrod resident (now 4), 3 non-Florida residents (now 46) and 3 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 236). One case has been removed from the Marathon case count (now 227). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is less than 1 year old and the oldest is 65 years old. There are currently 5 patients in Florida Keys hospitals with a COVID-19 diagnosis (4 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at one of the Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners).

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October 26: 15 NEW CASES / NOW 2,199

CASES: The FDOH report shows 15 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 13 and is now 2,199. (70 of the 2,199 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 6 Key West residents (now 1,021), 2 Key Largo residents (now 284), 2 Marathon residents (now 228), and 4 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 233). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 14 years old and the oldest is 73 years old. There are currently 7 patients in Florida Keys hospitals with a COVID-19 diagnosis (6 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at one of the Babtist run hospitals – Fishermens or Mariners).

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October 25: 10 NEW CASES / NOW 2,186

CASES: The FDOH report shows 10 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 8 and is now 2,186. (70 of the 2,186 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 2 Key West residents (now 1,015), 2 Tavernier residents (now 154), 1 Islamorada resident (now 56), 1 Long Key resident (now 5), and 3 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 229). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 1 year old and the oldest is 82 years old.

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October 24: 29 NEW CASES / NOW 2,178

CASES: The FDOH report shows 29 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 27 and is now 2,178. (70 of the 2,178 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 12 Key West residents (now 1,013), 3 Key Largo residents (now 283), 2 Tavernier residents (now 152), 1 Marathon residents (now 226), 1 Islamorada resident (now 55), 1 Cudjoe resident (now 6), 1 non-Florida resident (now 43) and 6 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 226). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 5 years old and the oldest is 88 years old.

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October 23: 22 NEW CASES / NOW 2,151

CASES: The FDOH report shows 22 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 20 and is now 2,151. (70 of the 2,151 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 8 Key West residents (now 1,001), 4 Marathon residents (now 225), 2 Key Largo residents (now 280), 1 non-Florida resident and 5 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 220). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 21 years old and the oldest is 70 years old. Current COVID-19 patients in local hospitals has come down to 5: 4 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at one of the Baptist run hospitals (Fishermens and Mariners).

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October 22: 28 NEW CASES / NOW 2,131

CASES: The FDOH report shows 28 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 30 and is now 2,131. (70 of the 2,131 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 21 Key West residents (now 993), 3 Key Largo (now 278), 1 non-Florida resident and 5 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 215). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 19 years old and the oldest is 91 years old.

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October 21: 11 NEW CASES / NOW 2,101

CASES: The FDOH report shows 11 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 8 and is now 2,101. (68 of the 2,101 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 2 Key West residents (now 972), 1 Islamorada resident (now 54), 1 Big Pine resident (now 39) and and 4 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 210). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is less than a year old and the oldest is 71 years old. FDOH-Monroe reports there are currently 8 COVID-19 patients in Monroe County hospitals: 6 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 2 at the Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners.

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October 20: 14 NEW CASES / NOW 2,093

CASES: The FDOH report shows 14 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 13 and is now 2,093. (68 of the 2,080 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include…

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October 19: 33 NEW CASES / NOW 2,080

CASES: The FDOH report shows 33 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 31 and is now 2,080. (68 of the 2,080 cases are associated with longterm care facilities – 3%.) The new cases include 17 Key West residents (now 964), 6 Key Largo residents (now 272), 3 Marathon residents (now 220), 1 Tavernier resident (now 150) and and 3 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 201). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 7 years old and the oldest is 85 years old. FDOH-Monroe reports there are currently 7 COVID-19 patients at Lower Keys Medical Center and none at the Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners.

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October 18: 11 NEW CASES / NOW 2,049

CASES: The FDOH report shows 11 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. The cumulative case count is now 2,049. (67 of the 2,049 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) The new cases include 9 Key West residents (now 947), 1 Tavernier resident (now 149) and and 1 case for which residency has not yet been determined (now 201). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 10 years old and the oldest is 69 years old.

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October 17: 1 ADDITIONAL DEATH / 16 New Cases  / Now 2,038

FDOH reported the 25th CVODI-19 related death in Monroe County today. A 90-year-old woman who had been confirmed positive for Covid-19 on May 10th.

CASES: The FDOH report shows 16 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. The cumulative case count is now 2,038. (67 of the 2,038 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) The new cases include 12 Key West residents (now 938) and 4 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 200). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is less than a year old and the oldest is 57 years old.

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October 16: 21 New Cases  / Now 2,022

CASES: The FDOH report shows 21 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 20 and is now 2,022. (67 of the 2,022 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) The new cases include 13 Key West residents (now 926), 3 Tavernier residents (now 148) and 4 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 196). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 3 years old and the oldest is 69 years old. There are currently 7 patients in Monroe County hospitals with a diagnosis of COVID-19 according to the Monroe County Department of Heath (5 at Lower Keys and 2 at the Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens, Mariners). 12 of the 21 new cases are individuals between the ages of 21 and 39, 4 are in their 40’s, 1 in his 50’s, and 3 are in their 60’s.

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October 15: 24 New Cases  / Now 2,002

CASES: The FDOH report shows 24 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 23 and is now 2,002. (67 of the 2,002 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) The new cases include 15 Key West residents (now 913), 1 Key Largo resident (now 266), 4 Marathon residents (now 217), and 4 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 192). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 4 years old and the oldest is 72 years old. There are currently 8 patients in Monroe County hospitals with a diagnosis of COVID-19 according to the Monroe County Department of Heath.

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October 14: 9 New Cases  / Now 1,979

CASES: The FDOH report shows 9 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 8 and is now 1,979. (67 of the 1,979 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) The new cases include 5 Key West residents (now 899), 1 Marathon resident (now 213), 1 Tavernier resident (now 146) and 2 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 188). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 20 years old and the oldest is 76 years old.

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October 13: 13 New Cases  / Now 1,971

CASES: The FDOH report shows 13 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. The cumulative case count is now 1,971. (67 of the 1,971 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) The new cases include 7 Key West residents (now 893), 2 Summerland Key residents (now 45), 1 Stock Island resident (now 54) and 3 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 186). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 23 years old and the oldest is 72 years old. covid-19 monroe county florida cases

October 12: 6 New Cases  / Still 1,958

CASES: Today’s report shows 6 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday for Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count remained the same – 1,958. (67 of the 1,958 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) The new cases include 1 non-Florida resident (now 39). The case counts for Key West, Key Largo and Marathon have been reduced. (See below) There are currently 183 cases for which residency has not yet been determined. The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 14 years old and the oldest is 84 years old.

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October 11: 31 New Cases (Fri and Sat) / Now 1,958

CASES: FDOH did not provide a COVID-19 daily report yesterday. Today’s report shows 17 new cases were confirmed Friday and 14 were confirmed Saturday. The cumulative case count is now 1,958. (67 of the 1,958 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) Those confirmed positive Friday and Saturday include 15 Key West residents (now 888), 5 Key Largo residents (now 266), 2 Marathon residents (now 213), 1 Summerland resident (now 43), and 9 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 180). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is a 3-year-old and the oldest is 83-years-old.

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October 10: FDOH did not release a report

October 9: 1 ADDITIONAL DEATH (NOW 24) / 13 NEW CASES (NOW 1,927)

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County received confirmation from the State Health Office today regarding one additional COVID-19-related death in Monroe County. This individual was a 93-year-old male resident of who had underlying health conditions.

CASES: 13 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 1,927. (67 of the 1,927 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) Those confirmed positive by DOH yesterday include 8 Key West residents (now 873), 2 Marathon residents (now 211), 1 Islamorada resident (now 54), 1 Ram Rod Key resident (now 3). There are currently 171 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 171). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 25-years-old and the oldest is 62-years-old.

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October 8: 19 NEW CASES / NOW 1,914

CASES: 19 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 1,914. (67 of the 1,895 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) Those confirmed positive by DOH yesterday include 12 Key West residents (now 865), 2 Tavernier residents (now 145), 2 Marathon residents (now 209), 1 Summerland Key resident (now 42), 1 Big Pine resident (now 38) and 1 case for which residency has not yet been determined (now 171). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is 18-years-old and the oldest is 83-years-old.

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October 7: 10 NEW CASES / NOW 1,895

CASES: 10 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments due to residency the cumulative case count has risen by 9 and is now 1,895. (67 of the 1,895 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) Those confirmed positive by DOH yesterday include 3 Key West residents (now 853), 2 Key Largo residents (now 261), 1 Marathon resident (now 207), 1 non-Florida resident (now 38) and 3 cases  for which residency has not yet been determined (now 170). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is a baby boy less than a year old and the oldest is a 75-year-old man.

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October 6: ONE ADDITIONAL DEATH (NOW 23) / 6 NEW CASES / NOW 1,886

CASES: The FDOH reported the 23rd COVID-19 related death today: a 41-year-old Monroe County man. To date he is the youngest resident to have died a COVID-19 related death. The 22 others were between 55 and 97-years-old.

6 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 1,886. (67 of the 1,886 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) Those confirmed positive by DOH yesterday include 3 Key West resident (now 850), 1 Marathon resident (now 206), and 1 Summerland resident (now 41) and 1 case  for which residency has not yet been determined (now 167). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is a 1-year-old boy and the oldest is an 82-year-old man. 

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October 5: 11 NEW CASES / NOW 1,880

CASES: The FDOH reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count has risen by 11 and is now 1,880. (67 of the 1,880 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) Those confirmed positive by DOH yesterday include 6 Key West resident (now 847), 6 Marathon residents (now 205), and 1 Little Torch resident (now 6). There are currently 166 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 168). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is a 14-year-old boy and the oldest is a 73-year-old man.

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October 4: 7 NEW CASES / NOW 1,869

CASES: The FDOH reported 7 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments due to residency, the cumulative case count has risen by 8 and is now 1,869. (67 of the 1,869 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) Those confirmed positive by DOH yesterday include 4 Key West resident (now 841), 1 Key Largo resident (now 259), 1 Tavernier resident (now 144), 1 Bi Pine resident (now 37) and 1 case for which residency has not yet been determined (now 168). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is under a year old and the oldest is a 78-year-old man.

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October 3: 6 NEW CASES / NOW 1,861

CASES: The FDOH reported 6 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments due to residency, the cumulative case count has risen by 5 and is now 1,861. (67 of the 1,861 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) Those confirmed positive by DOH yesterday include 1 Key West resident (now 837), 1 Tavernier resident (now 143), 2 non-Florida residents and 2 cases for which residency has not yet been determined (now 167). The list shows the youngest newly confirmed resident is a 36-year-old woman and the oldest is a 65-year-old man.

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October 2: 3 NEW CASES / NOW 1,856

CASES: The FDOH reported 3 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments due to residency, the cumulative case count has risen by 1 and is now 1,856. (67 of the 1,856 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.)

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October 1: 9 NEW CASES / NOW 1,855

CASES: The FDOH reported 9 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments due to residency, the cumulative case count has risen by 8 and is now 1,855. (67 of the 1,855 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) Cases confirmed yesterday include 5 more in Key West (now 836), 2 more in Marathon (now 200) and 1 more in Summerland (now 40). There are currently 164 cases for which residency has not yet been established. The youngest of those added to the Monroe County case list yesterday is a 18-year-old girl and the oldest is a 58-year-old man.

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September 30: 6 NEW CASES / NOW 1,847

CASES: The FDOH reported 6 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Monroe County yesterday. After adjustments the cumulative case count has risen by 2 and is now 1,847. (67 of the 1,847 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) Cases confirmed yesterday include 3 more in Tavernier (now 142), 1 more in Summerland (now 39), and 1 more for which residency has not yet been established (currently 164). There are 2 less in Key Largo (now 258) and in Marthon (now 198). The youngest of those added to the Monroe County case list yesterday is a 26-year-old woman and the oldest are 2 54-year-old men.

September 29: 8 NEW CASES / NOW 1,845

CASES: The FDOH reported 8 additional cases were added to the Monroe County Covid-19 cumulative case count. The cumulative case count is now 1,845. (67 of the 1,843 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) Cases confirmed yesterday include 4 more in Marathon (now 200), 2 more in Key Largo (now 260), 1 more in Key West (now 830) and 1 more for which residency has not yet been established (currently 163). The youngest of those added to the Monroe County case list yesterday is a 38-year-old man and the oldest is a 66-year-old man. 6 of the 8 new cases are men.

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September 28: 2 NEW CASES / NOW 1,837

CASES: The FDOH reported 2 additional cases were added to the Monroe County Covid-19 cumulative case count. The cumulative case count is now 1,837. (67 of the 1,837 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.)

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September 27 2 NEW CASES / NOW 1,835

CASES: The FDOH reported 2 additional cases were added to the Monroe County Covid-19 cumulative case count. After adjustments for residency 2 cases were assigned to the City of  Marathon (now 196) and 1 was added to the non-Florida resident category (now 35). The cumulative case count has risen by 1 and is now 1,835. (67 cases of the 1,835 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.)

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September 26: 6 NEW CASES / NOW 1,834

CASES: 6 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County including 2 Key West residents (now 829), 3 non-Florida residents (now 33) and and 2 more cases for which residency has not yet been established (now 163). The cumulative case count is now 1,834. (67 cases of the 1,834 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) Of the newly confirmed the youngest is a 14-year-old girl and the oldest is a 50-year-old woman.

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September 25: 11 NEW CASES / NOW 1,828

Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis announced today that the state is, effective immediately, moving to the third and final phase of its reopening plan. Capacity limits in restaurants have been lifted and he will be enacting a measure that will prohibit local governments from capping capacity at anything less than 50%. For bars, it will be up to local governments to decide on capacity limits. Although the Governor did not address gyms, salons, them parks or retail shops during his remarks, the phase 3 plan indicates that salons could do away with capacity limits in phase 3. DeSantis also removed all fines levied against individuals who violated either mask ordinances or social distancing guidelines. He did not mention whether this also applies to business establishments.

CASES: 11 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County including 4 Key West residents (now 827), 2 Key Largo residents (now 259), 1 Marathon resident (now 194), 1 Islamorada resident (now 53) and 3 more cases for which residency has not yet been established (now 161). The cumulative case count is now 1,828. (66 cases of the 1,828 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) Of the newly confirmed the youngest is a 6-year-old boy and the oldest is an 88-year-old woman.

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September 24: 4 NEW CASES / NOW 1,817

CASES: 4 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. All 4 are Key West residents. The cumulative case count is now 1,817. (66 cases of the 1,811 cases are associated with longterm care facilities.) Of the newly confirmed cases two are women, ages 58 and 88 and two are men ages 24 and 68. covid-19 cases monroe county

September 23: 16 NEW CASES / NOW 1,813

Today, 16 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday for Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency, the cumulative case count has risen by just 2. One case was added to Big Pine Key and 2 cases were added to Missing City.  One case was recategorized from Key Largo. The cumulative case count for Monroe County is now 1,1813. 

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September 22: 4 NEW CASES / NOW 1,811

CASES: 4 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County including 1 more in Key West (now 819) and 2 more in Key Largo (now 258). There are currently 156 cases for which residency has not yet been determined. After adjustments, the cumulative case count has increased by 3 and is now 1,811.  (66 cases of the 1,811 cases are associated with longterm care facilities. Of the newly confirmed cases two are 46-year-old women, one is a 39-year-old man and the fourth is a man age unknown.

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September 21: 3 NEW CASES / NOW 1,808

CASES: 3 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County including 1 more in Key Largo (now 256), 1 more in Marathon (now 193), 1 more in Tavernier (now 139), 2 less in Islamorada (now 52) 2 less for which residency is still to be determined (now 156). . After adjustments the cumulative case count has decreased by 1 and is now 1,808.  (66 cases are residents in longterm care facilities. A 17-year-old girl and two men ages 20 and 50 are the most recent residents to be added to the FDOH list for Monroe County. covid-19 monroe county cases

September 20: 5 NEW CASES / NOW 1,809

CASES: 5 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. The cumulative case count is now to 1,809 including 2 more case in Key West (now 818), 1 more in Key Largo (now 255), 1 more in Marathon (now 192), 1 more in Tavernier (now 138) and one case for which residency is still to be determined (now 158). Two are women: ages 19 and 30 and 3 are men ages   23, 35 and 70.

Total 1,809 (1,804 previous day) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

September 19: 4 NEW CASES / NOW 1,804

CASES: 4 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. After adjustments due to residency, the cumulative case count has risen by 3 and is now to 1,804 including 2 more case in Key West (now 816), 1 more in Tavernier (now 137). Three are women: ages 19, 25, and 35 and 1 is a 25-year-old man.

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September 18: 2 NEW CASES

CASES: 2 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. The cumulative case count has risen to 1,801 including 1 more case in Key West (now 814), 1 more in Key Largo (now 254). Two women, ages 50 and 51, are the latest to be included in FDOH’s list of COVID-19 cases for Monroe County.

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September 17: 2 NEW COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS / 8 NEW CASES / CHANGES IN MASK REGULATIONS IN KEY WEST

DEATHS: FDOH reported today that two more Monroe County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. The total number of deaths for Monroe County is now 22.  The two individuals were both men, one 53-years-old and one 96-year-old.

CASES: 8 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. The cumulative case count has risen to 1,799 including 3 more in Key West (now 813), 2 more in Key Largo (now 253), 1 more in Marathon (now 191), 1 more in Tavernier (now 137) and 1 case with residency yet to be determined (now 157). The youngest is 18-years-old and the oldest is 66-years-old.

MASKS IN CITY OF KEY WEST: Last night City of Key West commissioners voted unanimously to begin immediately allowing residents and visitors to remove face coverings when outdoors in situations where social distancing is possible.

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September 16: 2 NEW CASES / CUMULATIVE CASE COUNT REMAINS SAME 1,791

CASES: FDOH reported 4 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County: 1 more case in Key West (now 810), 1 more case in Key Largo (now 251), one non-Florida resident (now 30) and 1 case with residency yet to be determined (now 156).  The cumulative case count for Monroe County is now 1,791. 

Key West Commission to revisit face covering regulations tonight. 

This week beginning last Monday Sept 14: Bars open statewide (50% capacity, social distancing required) and public schools are in session (100% virtual learning remains an option).

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September 15: 2 NEW CASES / CUMULATIVE CASE COUNT REMAINS SAME 1,787

CASES: FDOH reported 2 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County.  After adjustments due to residency the Monroe County cumulative case count remains the same at 1,787. 

This week beginning Monday Sept 14: Bars open statewide (50% capacity, social distancing required) – since September 14th. Schools are in session (100% virtual learning remains an option).

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September 14: 9 NEW CASES / CUMULATIVE CASE COUNT NOW 1,787

CASES: FDOH reported 9 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County.  After adjustments for residency the cumulative case count has increased by 8 and is now 1,787. The youngest resident newly confirmed is 24-years-old. Two of the newly confirmed residents are in their 70’s and three are in their 80’s. There are 3 more cases in Tavernier (now 136), 1 more in Big Pine (now 35), 1 less in Islamorada (now 54) and 5 cases for which residency has not yet been established. 

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September 13: 4 NEW CASES / CUMULATIVE CASE COUNT NOW 1,779 

CASES: FDOH reported 4 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County.  After adjustments for residency the cumulative case count has decreased by 1 and is now 1,779. The youngest resident newly confirmed is 19-years-old and the oldest is 60-years-old. There are 3 more cases in Key West (now 809), 1 more in Marathon (now 192), and 1 more in Tavernier (now 133).

 

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September 12: 7 NEW CASES / CUMULATIVE CASE COUNT NOW 1,780 

CASES: FDOH reported 7 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County. After readjustments due to residency status there are now 4 less cases in Key West (now 806), 1 less in Marathon (now 191), 1 more in Tavernier (now 132), 1 more in Islamorada (now 55), 1 more in Key Colony Beach (now 11) and 3 more cases have not yet been classified by residency.  Of those newly confirmed the youngest is a 21-year-old woman and the oldest is an 80-year-old man. The cumulative case count has risen by 2 and is now 1,780. 

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September 11: 14 NEW CASES / CUMULATIVE CASE COUNT NOW 1,778 / STATE ALLOWS BARS TO OPEN AT 50% CAPACITY

CASES: FDOH reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County. 9 more in Key West (now 810), 2 more in Key Largo (now 249), 1 more in Marathon (now 192), and 1 more in Upper Key Largo (now 2). The youngest is a 19-year-old girl and the oldest is an 85-year-old woman. 3 previously confirmed case were removed from the Monroe County list due to residency in another Florida county. The cumulative case count has risen by 11 and is now 1,778. 

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September 10: 5 NEW CASES / CUMULATIVE CASE COUNT NOW 1,767 / CITY OF KEY WEST MAY RELAX FACE COVERING REQUIREMENT WHEN OUTDOORS / RESTAURANTS NOW OPEN PAST MIDNIGHT /

The City of Key West will revisit its mandatory face covering regulations at its next Commission meeting on September 16th. Under the proposed amendment residents and visitors would no longer be required to wear face coverings in all outdoor areas if social distancing is feasible. All persons would continue to be required to have a face covering with them at all times. Here is a link to the proposed ordinance.

CASES: FDOH reported 5 more cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County. 1 more in Key West (now 801), 2 more in Marathon (now 191), and 2 more in Big Pine (now 35). The youngest is a 14-year-old boy and the oldest is an 85-year-old man. 1 previously confirmed case was removed from the Monroe County list due to residency in another Florida county. (Also, 1 previously confirmed case was reassigned from Tavernier to another Monroe County location due to residency.) The cumulative case count has risen by 4 and is now 1,767. 

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September 9:

One Additional Confirmed COVID-19-Related Death in Monroe County

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County received confirmation from the State Health Office today regarding one additional COVID-19-related death in Monroe County.    This individual was a 62-year-old male resident of Monroe County who had underlying health conditions. 

There is just 1 new case of COVID-19 reported today; A 40-year-old Key West man. One case was recategorized from Missing City to Key Largo. The cumulative case count is now 1,763

Free Community-Based Testing led by DOH-Monroe, Appointment Required

The Florida Department of Health is offering free COVID-19 testing to all Monroe County residents. Appointments are required. To schedule one, please call (786) 910-9764 or email TestingMonroe@flhealth.gov. No walk-ins allowed. Must be a Monroe County resident with valid ID.

· Key West: Gato Building Parking Lot at 1100 Simonton Street – Saturday, September 12 from 9 am to 1 pm. Must enter on Simonton Street side.

· Tavernier: Roth Building at 50 High Point Rd. – Tuesday, September 15 from 1 – 4pm.

· Marathon: Ruth Ivins Center at 3333 Overseas Hwy – Thursday, Sept 17 from 1 – 3:30pm.

Testing Positivity Rate: 11% (11% previous day; 3% on June 1st – phase 1 reopening)

The local DOH has provided the updated list of known COVID-19 testing sites in Monroe County. CLICK HERE.

Monroe County Ordinance 027-2020 limiting alcohol sales from midnight to 7 a.m. and closing restaurants from midnight to 5 a.m. has lapsed. Restaurants may now operate past midnight with proactive COVID-19 protective measures in place, like social distancing and mask-wearing as defined in Monroe County Ordinance 026-2020. Bars are still closed via the State of Florida Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation’s amended Emergency Order 2020-09. More information on the ordinances can be found at www.monroecountyem.com/covid19.

Total 1,763 (1,762 previous day) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening).

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September 8: There is just 1 new case today in Tavernier, Monroe County –  An 8-year-old boy. One case was recategorized from Missing City to Key Largo. The cumulative case count is now 1,762. 

The local DOH has provided the updated list of known COVID-19 testing sites in Monroe County. CLICK HERE.

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September 7: FDOT reported 3 additional COVID-19 related deaths in Monroe County in today’s report: A 50-year-old man, a 77-year-old woman, and a 91-year-old man.

The report also listed 3 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. 6 previously confirmed cases were removed from the Monroe County count based on residency.  The cumulative case count has decreased by 3 and is now 1,761. The youngest person confirmed positive yesterday is 19 and the oldest is 75.  There are 4 more cases on Stock Island (now 189), 1 more case in Key West (now 799), 1 more in Marathon (now 189).  There are currently 153 cases for which residency has not yet been established.

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September 6: FDOT reported 8 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. 2 previously confirmed cases were removed from the Monroe County count based on residency.  The cumulative case count has risen by 6 and is now 1,764. The youngest person confirmed positive yesterday is 18 and the oldest is 93.  There are 3 more cases in Tavernier, 2 more in Marathon, 1 more in Key Colony Beach and 1 more in Key Largo.  There are currently 156 cases for which residency has not yet been established.

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September 5: FDOT reported 4 additional cases: 2 new cases were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County and 2 previously confirmed cases were added to the Monroe County count based on residency. There are 3 new cases in Key West (now 798).  The cumulative case count is now 1,758.

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September 4:  4 NEW CASES

FDOH reported 4 new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County in today’s report.  After adjustments due to residency the cumulative total is now 1,756.

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September 3:  6 NEW CASES 

FDOH confirmed 6 new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count  is now 1,753. The youngest resident confirmed positive yesterday is 24 years old and the oldest is 67. There are currently 160 confirmed cases that have yet to be classified by residency.

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September 2:  5 NEW CASES 

FDOH confirmed 5 new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County yesterday. A previously confirmed case has been transferred to another jurisdiction due to residency. The cumulative case count has risen by 4 and is now 1,747. The youngest resident confirmed positive yesterday is 19 years old and the oldest is 75. There are currently 159 confirmed cases that have yet to be classified by residency.

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September 1:  9 NEW CASES 

FDOH confirmed 9 new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 1,743. The youngest resident confirmed positive yesterday is 19 years old and the oldest is 75. There are currently 158 confirmed cases that have yet to be classified by residency.

Testing news: Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis, directed the Florida DOH to sever ties with Quest Diagnostics after Quest’s failure to report all COVID-19 results in a timely manner. A back log of nearly 75,000 (dating back as far as April) was finally reported to the DOH today. Quest stated that the individual patients had been previously informed of their results.

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August 31:  8 NEW CASES  / 8 COVID-19 PATIENTS IN KEYS HOSPITALS at 9:30 AM 

This morning Monroe County Emergency Management Director, Shannon Weiner,  held a countywide COVID-19 coordinating meeting. Curiously, although the AHCA is showing (at 11:00 am today) that there is only 1 COVID-19 patient in Monroe County hospitals, the agent for the Baptist run hospitals (Fishermens and Mariners) reported to the Emergency Management Director that they currently have 7 COVID-19 positive patients (3 in ICU). Lower Keys Medical Center reported they currently have 1 COVID-19 patient – for a total of 8 COVID-19 patients in Florida Keys hospitals. This calls into question the accuracy of the numbers being reported by both AHCA and DOH over the past several days. We have asked local DOH for an explanation.

FDOH confirmed 8 new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County yesterday. One case previously confirmed has been transferred out of Monroe County due to residency. The cumulative case count has risen by 7 and is now 1,734. The youngest resident confirmed positive yesterday  is 6 years old and the oldest is 52. There are currently 157 confirmed cases that have yet to be classified by residency.

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On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 11:31 pm 8/31/20): 1 (SEE NOTE BELOW)

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 1 (1 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 0 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

 

******NOTE****** ACTUAL NUMBER OF COVID PATIENTS IS 8: This morning (August 31, 2020) Monroe County Emergency Management Director, Shannon Weiner,  held another countywide COVID-19 coordinating meeting. Curiously, although the AHCA is showing (at 11:00 am) that there is only 1 COVID-19 patient in Monroe County hospitals, the agent for those hospitals reported to the Emergency Management Director that they currently have 7 COVID-19 positive patients (3 in ICU). Lower Keys Medical Center reported they currently have 1 COVID-19 patient for a total of 8 COVID-19 patients. This calls into question the accuracy of the numbers being reported by AHCA over the past several days. 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

***NOTE*** You may have noticed that Lower Keys Medical Center has been reporting 0 available staffed beds (both non-ICU and ICU beds) to the AHCA for over a month now.  Here is what we have found out about what that means: LKMC, at times when patient numbers are low, typically during the summer months, puts their nursing staff “on call”. When additional staffed beds are needed they call in staff members on the “on call” list and those beds are then reported as occupied to the AHCA. The number of “available” staffed beds remains zero.  During the same period, the number of staffed beds has remained steady at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens while the number of available staffed beds has fluctuated with patient admissions and discharges.

We have heard from more than one inside source (all have asked to remain anonymous) that the LKMC “on call” policy puts a strain on staff who as a result are unsure of their income stability in a town where the cost of living is high. One source told us that traveling nurses are being offered up to $95 / hour to help out at hospitals experiencing a high number of COVID-19 cases across the country and that LKMC is experiencing difficulties in retaining and finding new staff because pay is relatively low and the cost of living is high. ***

0 ICU-BEDS AND 23 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(Source: AHCA 11:31 pm 8/31/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 58 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 18 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 STAFFED beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

 

August 30:  8 NEW CASES  / 1 PATIENT WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS at 2:00 PM 

The local DOH has provided the updated list of known COVID-19 testing sites in Monroe County. CLICK HERE.

The AHCA reported there was just 1 patient with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 in Florida Keys hospitals at 2:00 pm today. This does not reflect the number of Monroe County residents who may be COVID-19 positive who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.

FDOH confirmed 8 new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 1,727. There are currently 157 cases that have yet to be classified by residency.

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On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 2:01 pm 8/30/20): 1

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 1 (1 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 0 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

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CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

***NOTE: You may have noticed that Lower Keys Medical Center has been reporting 0 available staffed beds (both non-ICU and ICU beds) to the AHCA for over a month now.  Here is what we have found out about what that means: LKMC, at times when patient numbers are low, typically during the summer months, puts their nursing staff “on call”. When additional staffed beds are needed they call in staff members on the “on call” list and those beds are then reported as occupied to the AHCA. The number of “available” staffed beds remains zero. 

We have heard from more than one inside source (all have asked to remain anonymous) that this “on call” policy puts a strain on staff who as a result are unsure of their income stability in a town where the cost of living is high. One source told us that travelling nurses are being offered up to $95 / hour to help out at hospitals experiencing a high number of COVID-19 cases across the country and that LKMC is experiencing difficulties in retaining and finding new staff because pay is relatively low and the cost of living is high. ***

0 ICU-BEDS AND 25 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(Source: AHCA 5:01 pm 8/30/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 61 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 20 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 STAFFED beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

 

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August 29:  5 NEW CASES  / 1 PATIENT WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS at 5:00 PM 

The local DOH has provided the updated list of known COVID-19 testing sites in Monroe County. CLICK HERE.

The AHCA reported there was just 1 patient with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 in Florida Keys hospitals at 5:00 pm tonight. This does not reflect the number of Monroe County residents who may be COVID-19 positive being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.

FDOH reported 5 new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 1,719. There are currently 157 cases that have yet to be classified by residency.

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On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 5:00 pm 8/29/20): 1

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 1 (1 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 0 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 25 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 5:01 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 5:01 pm 8/29/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 64 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 20 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 STAFFED beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

 

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August 28: 1 ADDITIONAL DEATH / 11 NEW CASES  / NO PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS at 4:46 PM tonight

An 84-year-old resident of the Florida Keys who was confirmed positive for COVID-19 on August 20th, has died. There have now been 16 Monroe County resident who have died a COVID-19 related death.

The local DOH has provided the updated list of known COVID-19 testing sites in Monroe County. CLICK HERE.

DOH reported at 4:28 pm that there was 1 COVID-19 patient at Lower Keys Medical Center. The AHCA reported there were ZERO patients with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 in Florida Keys hospitals at 4:46 pm tonight.

FDOH reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County yesterday. 1 case previously confirmed was transferred to other Florida County due to residency. The cumulative case count has risen by 10 and is now 1,714. There are currently 156 cases that have yet to be classified by residency.

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On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 4:46 pm 8/28/20): 0

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 2 (0 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 0 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

 

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 23 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 4:46 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 4:46 pm 8/28/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 70 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 18 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 STAFFED beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

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August 27: 9 NEW CASES  / NO PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS at 6:00 PM tonight

Great news: There were ZERO patients with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 in Florida Keys hospitals at 6:00 pm tonight.

FDOH reported 9 new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County yesterday. 5 cases previously confirmed were transferred to other Florida Counties due to residency. The cumulative case count has risen by 4 and is now 1,704. There are currently 155 cases that have yet to be classified by residency.

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On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 6:00 pm 8/27/20): 0

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 2 (0 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 0 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

 

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 26 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 6:00 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 6:00 pm 8/27/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 68 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 21 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 STAFFED beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.

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August 26: 1 ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RELATED DEATH TODAY / 5 NEW CASES  / ONLY 1 PATIENT WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS

FDOH announced another resident, an 83-year-old man, who had tested positive for COVID-19 has died. His death marks the 15th COVID-19 related death in Monroe County.

There were 5 additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed by FDOH (for Monroe County) yesterday. 3 new cases were confirmed yesterday and 2 previously confirmed cases were transferred due to residency. Additionally, hospitalizations are down to only 1 patient with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 in Monroe County hospitals at 7:16 pm. This does not take into account Monroe County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.

The cumulative case count is now 1,700. There are currently 160 cases that have yet to be classified by residency.

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On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 7:16 pm 8/26/20): 1

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 2 (? at Lower Keys Medical Center and ? at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 22 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 7:16 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 7:16 pm 8/26/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 60 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 20 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 STAFFED beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

 

August 25: 2 NEW CASES  / 2 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED BEDS AT LKMC / 22 NON-ICU BEDS AT BAPTIST HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS at ANY LOCAL HOSPITALS (at 3:41 pm today)

There were 2 additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed by FDOH (for Monroe County) yesterday. Additionally, hospitalizations today are down to only 2 with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 in Monroe County hospitals at 3:41 pm. This does not take into account Monroe County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.

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The cumulative case count is now 1,695. There are currently 160 cases that have yet to be classified by residency.

On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 4:31 pm 8/25/20): 2

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 2 (? at Lower Keys Medical Center and ? at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

 

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 22 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 3:41 am today)

(Source: AHCA 3:41 pm 8/25/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 48 STAFFED BEDS / 5 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 17 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 STAFFED beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

 

August 24: 1 NEW CASE  / 4 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED BEDS AT LKMC / 28 NON-ICU BEDS AT BAPTIST HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS at ANY LOCAL HOSPITALS (at 11:46 am today)

There was 1 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by FDOH (for Monroe County) yesterday adding 1 more Key West resident to the list (now 773). Additionally hospitalizations remain low with the AHCA report showing only 4 patients with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 in Monroe County hospitals (3 at LKMC and 1 at Mariners Hospital) today at 11:46 pm. This does not take into account Monroe County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.

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The cumulative case count is now 1,694. There are currently 160 cases that have yet to be classified by residency.

(Note: Local DOH reported yesterday 8/23/20 that no new cases had been confirmed the previous day 8/22/20; however, the detailed report from FDOH today shows 5 new cases were confirmed on 8/22/20. This information has been updated in the “previous updates” section below.) 

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(Also of note: On August 17, 2020, during a countywide COVID-19 coordinating meeting, county officials referenced issues with not having enough staff in Monroe County to properly conduct needed contact tracing when a resident is confirmed positive for the disease. Officials have reached out to the Governor’s office seeking help with providing additional staff to local DOH for this purpose)

On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 11:46 am 8/24/20): 4

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 4 (3 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

 

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 28 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 11:46 am today)

(Source: AHCA 11:46 am 8/24/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 49 STAFFED BEDS / 5 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 19 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 9 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 STAFFED beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

 

August 23 (corrected): ZERO NEW CASES / 4 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED BEDS AT LKMC / 26 NON-ICU BEDS AT BAPTIST HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS at ANY LOCAL HOSPITALS (at 5:16 PM pm today)

There were 6 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by FDOH (for Monroe County) yesterday. Hospitalizations have remained low over the past several days with the AHCA report showing only 4 patients with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 in Monroe County hospitals (3 at LKMC and 1 at Mariners Hospital) today at 5:16 pm. This does not take into account Monroe County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.

Previously confirmed cases have been newly classified to different locations due to residency. Monroe County’s cumulative case county has decreased by 1 and is now 1,693. There are 5 new cases in Key West (now 772), 2 more in Key Largo (now 230). There are currently 160 cases that have yet to be classified by residency.

On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 5:16 pm 8/23/20): 4

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 4 (3 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 26 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 5:16 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 5:16 pm 8/23/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 44 STAFFED BEDS / 3 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 17 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 9 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 STAFFED beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

 

August 22: 8 NEW CASES / 4 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED BEDS AT LKMC / 29 NON-ICU BEDS AT BAPTIST HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS at ANY LOCAL HOSPITALS (at 1:01 PM pm today)

Good news: Hospitalizations have remained low over the past several days with the AHCA report showing 4 patients with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 in Monroe County hospitals (3 at LKMC and 1 at Mariners Hospital) today at 1:00 pm. This does not take into account Monroe County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.

The FDOH report shows 8 cases of COVID-19 were added to the Monroe County list this morning.  1 case previously confirmed has been transferred elsewhere in Florida due to residency. The cumulative case count has risen by 7 and is now 1,694. 2 Key West residents are among those newly infected (now 767), 2 Key Largo residents (now 228), 1 Marathon resident (now 172), 1 Big Pine resident (now 32) and 2 cases with residency still undetermined.

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On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 8:01 pm 8/22/20): 4

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 4 (3 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 29 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 1:01 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 8:01 pm 8/22/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 44 STAFFED BEDS / 3 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 20 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 9 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 STAFFED beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

August 21: 12 NEW CASES / 4 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED BEDS AT LKMC / 31 NON-ICU BEDS AT BAPTIST HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS at ANY LOCAL HOSPITALS (at 8:01 PM pm today)

The AHCA report shows 4 patients with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 in Monroe County hospitals (3 at LKMC and 1 at Mariners Hospital) today at 8:00 pm. This does not take into account Monroe County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.

The FDOH report shows 12 cases of COVID-19 were added to the Monroe County list this morning.  11 new cases were confirmed yesterday and 1 case previously confirmed elsewhere in Florida have been transferred to Monroe County due to residency. The cumulative case count has risen by 12 and is now 1,687. 3 Key West residents are among those newly infected (now 765), 5 Key Largo resident (now 226), 2 Marathon residents (now 171), 1 Tavernier resident (now 127), first case in Upper Key Largo and 2 cases with residency still undetermined.

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On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 8:01 pm 8/21/20): 4

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 4 (3 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 31 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 8:01 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 8:01 pm 8/21/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 46 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 22 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 9 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 STAFFED beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

 


August 20: 1 MORE DEATH CONFIRMED TODAY / 9 NEW CASES / 4 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS / 0STAFFED BEDS AT LKMC / 26 NON-ICU BEDS AT BAPTIST HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS at ANY LOCAL HOSPITALS (at 4:30 PM pm today)

FDOH confirmed the 14th COVID-19 related death of a Monroe County resident today. A 61-year-old woman is the latest to have been confirmed positive for the disease and to have died.

The AHCA report shows 4 patients with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 in Monroe County hospitals (3 at LKMC and 1 at Mariners Hospital) today at 4:30 pm. This does not take into account Monroe County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.

The FDOH report shows 9 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County.  The cumulative case count is now 1,675. 3 Key West residents are among those newly infected (now 762), 2 Marathon residents (now 169), 1 Key Largo resident (now 221) 1Big Pine residents (now 32), 2 Long Key residents (now 7), 1 Key Largo resident (now 220), 1 Islamorada resident (now 56), 1 non-Florida resident (now 31) and 2 cases with residency still under investigation.

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On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 4:30 pm 8/20/20): 4

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 4 (3 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 26 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 4:30 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 4:30 pm 8/20/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 46 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 17 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 9 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 STAFFED beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

August 19: 16 NEW CASES / 4 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED BEDS AT LKMC / 26 NON-ICU BEDS AT BAPTIST HOSPITALS / 3 STAFFED ICU-BEDS at MARINERS HOSPITAL (at 7:15 PM pm today)

The AHCA report today shows a large decrease in the number of patients in Florida Keys hospitals with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19: Only 4 patients (3 at LKMC and 1 at Mariners Hospital) down from 10 yesterday. This does not take into account Monroe County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.

The FDOH report shows 16 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County.  The cumulative case count is now 1,666. 8 Stock Island residents are among those newly infected (now 49), 2 Big Pine residents (now 32), 2 Long Key residents (now 7), 1 Key Largo resident (now 220), 1 Islamorada resident (now 55), 1 Sugarloaf resident (now 4) and 5 cases with residency still under investigation.

CASES – AUGUST 19 FDOH report (case data thru Aug 18)

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On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 7:15 pm 8/19/20): 4

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 4 (3 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

 

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 26 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 7:15 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 7:15 pm 8/19/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 46 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 3 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 24 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 9 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 STAFFED beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

August 18: 9 NEW CASES / 10 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED BEDS AT LKMC / 26 NON-ICU BEDS AT BAPTIST HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS at ANY KEYS HOSPITALS (at 5:30 PM pm today)

The FDOH report today shows 9 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. 2 cases previously confirmed have been transferred due to residency. The cumulative case count has risen by 7 and is now 1,650. 2 Key West residents are among the newly infected (now 762) as well as 3 Key Largo residents (now 219), 1 Tavernier resident (now 127) and one more non-Florida resident (now . The number of patients with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 at local hospitals is currently 10 (at 5:30 pm today). This does not take into account Monroe County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys. 

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On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 5:30 pm 8/18/20): 10

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 10 (7 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 3 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

 

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 26 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 5:30 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 5:30 pm 8/18/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 49 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 3 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 17 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 9 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 STAFFED beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

 

August 17: 11 NEW CASES / 13 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED BEDS AT LKMC / 24 NON-ICU BEDS AT BAPTIST HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS IN ANY FLORIDA KEYS HOSPITALS (at 4 PM pm today)

The FDOH report today shows 11 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. 1 case previously confirmed have been transferred due to residency. The cumulative case count has risen by 10 and is now 1,643. 4 Key West residents are among the newly infected (now 760) as well as 5 Key Largo residents (now 216), 1 Tavernier resident (now 126), 1 Key Colony Beach resident (now 9). The number of patients with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 at local hospitals is currently 13 (at 4:00 pm today). This does not take into account Monroe County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.

CASES – AUGUST 17 FDOH report (case data thru Aug 16)

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On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 4:02 pm 8/17/20): 13

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 13 (8 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 5 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 24 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 4:02 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 4:02 pm 8/17/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 44 STAFFED BEDS / 6 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 19 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 STAFFED beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

 

August 16: 15 NEW CASES / 11 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED BEDS AT LKMC / 23 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AT BAPTIST HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS IN ANY FLORIDA KEYS HOSPITALS / (at 3 PM pm today)

The FDOH report today shows 15 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. 4 cases previously confirmed have been transferred to other Florida counties due to residency. The cumulative case count has risen by 11 and is now 1,633. 3 Key West residents are among the newly infected (now 756) as well as 1 Key Largo resident (now 211), 2 Marathon residents (now 168), 2 Tavernier residents (now 125), 1 Big Pine resident (now 30), 1 Islamorada (now 55) and the first case in East Rockland Key. The number of patients with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 at local hospitals has remained relatively low and is currently 11 (at 3:00 pm today). This does not take into account Monroe County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.

 

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On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 3:01 pm 8/16/20): 11

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 11 (7 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 4 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 23 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 3:01 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 3:01 pm 8/16/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 52 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 18 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 staffed beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

 

August 15: 27 NEW CASES / 8 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 CURRENTLY IN LOCAL HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC / 0 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE IN ANY KEYS HOSPITALS / 

The FDOH report today shows 27 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. 8 cases previously confirmed have been transferred to other Florida counties due to residency. The cumulative case count has risen by 19 and is now 1,622. 9 Key West residents are among the newly infected (now 753) as well as 1 Key Largo resident (now 210), 2 Tavernier residents (now 123), 1 Big Pine resident (now 29), and 11 individuals whose residency has not yet been determined (currently 151 in this category). The number of patients with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 at local hospitals has remained relatively low and is currently 10 (at 6:16 PM today). This does not take into account Monroe County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 and who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.

 

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On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 6:16 pm 8/15/20): 10

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 10 (7 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 3 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

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CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 20 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 12:01 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 6:16 pm 8/15/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 43 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 15 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 staffed beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

 

 

August 14: 30 NEW CASES / 8 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED BEDS AT LKMC / 22 NON-ICU BEDS AT BAPTIST HOSPITALS / 0 ICU-BEDS IN ANY FLORIDA KEYS HOSPITALS (at 7:00 pm today)

The FDOH report this morning shows 30 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. 4 cases previously confirmed have been transferred to other Florida counties due to residency. The cumulative case count has risen by 21 and is now 1,603. 6 Key West residents are among the newly infected (now 744) as well as 3 Key Largo residents (now 209), 3 Marathon residents (now 168), 1 Islamorada resident (now 55), 1 Summerland Key resident (now 36), 1 Big Pine resident (now 28), and 9 individuals whose residency has not yet been determined (currently 141 in this category). The number of patients with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 at local hospitals has remained relatively low and is currently 8 (at noon today). This does not take into account Monroe County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 and who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys. 

 

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On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 7:01 pm 8/14/20): 8

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 8 (7 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 22 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 12:01 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 7:01 pm 8/14/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 46 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 17 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 staffed beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

 

August 13: 23 NEW CASES / 8 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED BEDS AT LKMC / 26 NON-ICU BEDS AT BAPTIST HOSPITALS / 0 ICU-BEDS IN ANY FLORIDA KEYS HOSPITALS (at noon today)

The FDOH report this morning shows 23 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. 2 cases previously confirmed have been transferred to other Florida counties due to residency. The cumulative case count has risen by 21 and is now 1,577. 11 Key West residents are among the newly infected (now 738) as well as 2 Key Largo residents (now 206), 1 Marathon resident (now165), 1 Tavernier resident (now 121), 1 Summerland Key resident (now 35), 1 Big Pine resident (now 27), and 6 individuals whose residency has not yet been determined (currently 132 in this category). The youngest is a 1-year-old boy and the oldest is an 80-year-old man. The number of patients with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 at local hospitals has remained relatively low and is currently 8 (at noon today). This does not take into account Monroe County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 and who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys. 

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On July 6th LKMC Assistant CEO Jimmy Bass shared some information with county officials about their staffing challenges. CLICK HERE to read or view the video.

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 12:01 pm 8/13/20): 8

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 8 (7 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 26 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 12:01 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 12:01 pm 8/13/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 45 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 21 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 staffed beds available at DePoo Hospital; in the event of a surge LKMC plans to use some of the licensed bed capacity available at the DePoo facility.)

 

August 12: 11 NEW CASES / 8 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS / 0 STAFFED BEDS AT LKMC / 0 ICU-BEDS IN ANY FLORIDA KEYS HOSPITALS (at noon today)

The FDOH report this morning shows 11 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. 3 cases previously confirmed have been transferred to other Florida counties due to residency. The cumulative case count has risen by 8 and is now 1,556. 3 Key West residents are among the newly infected (now 727) as well as 2 Marathon residents (now 166), 1 Key Largo resident (now 204), 1 Sugarloaf resident (now 3), and 4 individuals whose residency has not yet been determined. The youngest is 3-years-old and the oldest are a man and a women both 54-years-old.

COVID-19 Monroe County cases

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 12:01 pm 8/12/20): 8

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 8 (7 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 19 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 12:01 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 12:01 pm 8/12/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 39 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 3 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 14 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 staffed beds available at DePoo Hospital)

 

August 11: 18 ADDITIONAL CASES / 0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER / 3 STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE AT MARINERS HOSPITAL / 24 STAFFED NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE COUNTYWIDE / 7 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 IN KEYS HOSPITALS (at 1:31 pm)

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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COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 1:31 pm 8/11/20): 7

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 7 (6 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

3 ICU-BEDS AND 24 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 1:31 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 1:31 pm 8/11/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 40 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 3 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 19 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 staffed beds available at DePoo Hospital)

August 10: 5 ADDITIONAL CASES / NO STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER / NO STAFFED ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE IN ANY FLORIDA KEYS HOSPITALS / 7 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS IN KEYS HOSPITALS

Good news: FDOH added only 5 new cases of COVID-19 to the Monroe County list in their morning report, including 4 new cases of COVID-19 that were confirmed yesterday and 1 case confirmed elsewhere in Florida that was transferred to Monroe County due to residency. The cumulative case count has risen by 5 and is now 1,531. (Note: The FDOH report shows only 30 test results were returned yesterday. Typical number of test results turned to DOH per day has ranged between 145 and 332 test results per day for the previous 4 days.)

The report shows 3 more cases have been added to Key West’s cumulative case count (now 719), 1 more in Tavernier (now 120), and 1 more with residency not yet determined. Due to FDOH readjustments there is now 1 more case in Long Key (now 5) and 1 more in Sugarloaf (now 2).

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COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 12:31 8/10/20): 7

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 7 (6 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE STAFFED BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 15 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 12:31 am today)

(Source: AHCA 12:31 am 8/10/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 10 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 beds available)

August 9: 14 NEW CASES / NO STAFFED BEDS AT LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER / NO STAFFED ICU-BEDS IN ANY FLORIDA KEYS HOSPITALS / 8 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS IN KEYS HOSPITALS

FDOH reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed for Monroe County in their morning report. There are 11 more cases in Key West (now 716), 1 more in Tavernier and 1 more in Stock Island. After adjustment for transfer of previously confirmed cases to other Florida counties (due to residency) the cumulative case count for Monroe County has risen by 12 and is now 1,526. Of the 14 new cases, 9 individuals are under age 40 and the eldest is 63-years-old.

CASES – AUGUST 9 FDOH report (case data thru Aug 8)

Total 1,526 (1,514 previous day) cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys (there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County on June 1, the date of Phase 1 reopening):

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COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 11:01 8/9/20): 8

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 8 (7 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 20 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 11:01 am today)

(Source: AHCA 11:01 am 8/9/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 37 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 15 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 beds available)

August 8: 58 NEW CASES / NO STAFFED BEDS AT LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER / NO ICU-BEDS IN ANY FLORIDA KEYS HOSPITALS / 7 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS IN KEYS HOSPITALS (6 AT LKMC AND 1 AT BAPTIST RUN HOSPITAL)

Today FDOH reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 were added to the Monroe County case count including 28 Key West residents (now 705), 7 in Key Largo (now 200), 6 in Marathon (now 164), 3 in Tavernier (now 118), 1 in Big Pine (now 28), and 13 cases for which residency is still under investigation. The cumulative case count for Monroe County is now 1,514. 47 of those individuals were housed in long term care facilities at the time of infection. The ages of newly infected individuals range from 2-years-old to 80-years-old.

The number of patients in Florida Keys hospitals has decreased. At 12:30 pm there were 7 patients in Florida Keys hospitals with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 (6 at LKMC and 1 the Baptist run hospitals.)

At 12:30 pm today there were zero staffed beds available at the Lower Keys Medical Center, there were zero ICU-beds in any Florida Keys hospitals and there were 20 non-ICU beds available at the Baptist run hospitals in the Keys – Mariners and Fishermens.

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COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 12:30 8/8/20): 7

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 7 (? at Lower Keys Medical Center and ? at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 20 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 12:30 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 12:30 pm 8/8/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 42 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 15 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 beds available)

August 7: 18 NEW CASES / NO STAFFED BEDS AT LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER / NO ICU-BEDS IN ANY FLORIDA KEYS HOSPITALS / 10 PATIENTS WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS IN KEYS HOSPITALS (9 AT LKMC AND 1 AT BAPTIST RUN HOSPITAL)

Today FDOH reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 were added to the Monroe County case count yesterday including 6 Marathon residents (now 158), 5 Key West residents (now 677), 3 Islamorada residents (now 54), 1 Stock Island resident (now 39), 1 Summerland Key resident (now 34), and 2 cases with residency yet to be determined. The cumulative case count for Monroe County is now 1,456. 47 of those individuals were housed in long term care facilities at the time of infection.

At noon today there were zero staffed beds available at the Lower Keys Medical Center. There were no ICU-beds in any Florida Keys hospitals and there were 20 non-ICU beds available at the Baptist run hospitals in the Keys – Mariners and Fishermens. At noon there were 10 patients in Florida Keys hospitals with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 (9 at LKMC and 1 the Baptist run hospitals.)

[Note: The FDOH list of cases including details such as age, sex, etc does not show the 18 cases confirmed yesterday.  This is presumably an error that will be corrected in tomorrow’s detailed report. )

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 12:02 8/7/20): 10

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 10 (9 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 20 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 12:02 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 12:02 pm 8/7/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 46 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 15 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 beds available)

August 6: 37 NEW CASES / ZERO BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC (AT 3:00 PM) / 10 COVID-19 PATIENTS IN FL KEYS HOSPITALS (9 AT LKMC AND 1 AT BAPTIST RUN HOSPT.) / NO ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE IN THE KEYS / 19 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE AT 3:00 PM)

FDOH reported 37 new cases were confirmed yesterday. 3 cases previously confirmed have been removed from the Monroe County case count due to residency in another Florida county. The cumulative case count has risen by 34 and is now 1,438. Of the 37 new cases, 25 are Key West residents (now 672), 2 in Key Largo (now 193), 1 in Marathon (now 152), 1 in Stock Island (now 38), residency for 5 individuals is still being determined.

The Agency for Healthcare Administration reports that at 3:00 pm today there were zero staffed beds available at the Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island. Additionally, there were no staffed ICU-beds in any of the Florida Keys hospitals at 3:00 pm. There were 19 non-ICU beds available at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens at that time. The agency’s COVID-19 dashboard also shows there were 10 patients in Florida Keys hospitals with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 (9 at LKMC and 1 at the Baptist run hospitals.), a decrease from the previous day. 

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COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 3:02 8/6/20): 10

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 10 (9 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 19 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 3:02 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 3:02 pm 8/6/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 46 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 14 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 beds available)

August 5: 16 NEW CASES / 13 COVID-19 PATIENTS IN LOCAL HOSPITALS / ZERO STAFFED BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC (at 12:46 pm)

FDOH’s report this morning shows 16 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday for Monroe County. 1 case previously confirmed has been removed from the Monroe County list due to residency in another Florida county. The cumulative case count has risen by 15 and is now 1404. 47 of the overall number of cases are patients in long term care facilities. Of the new cases 6 individuals are Key West residents (now 647), 3 are Key Largo residents (now 191), 2 are Summerland Key residents (now 33), 1 is a Long Key resident (now 4), 1 is a Tavernier resident (now 115), and 2 cases have not yet been assigned residency. The youngest is an 18-year-old girl and the eldest is a 68-year-old man.

There are currently 13 patients in Florida Keys hospitals with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 (10 at LKMC and 3 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens.)

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COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 12:46 8/5/20): 13

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 13 (10 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 3 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU-BEDS AND 14 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(0 BEDS AVAILABLE AT LKMC AT 12:46 pm today)

(Source: AHCA 12:46 pm 8/5/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 49 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 0 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 41 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 10 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 5 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 beds available)

August 4: 2 MORE DEATHS (NOW 13) / 11 NEW CASES / 14 COVID-19 RELATED HOSPITALIZATIONS (at noon) / 3 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE / 18 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE (at noon)

FDOH reported two more deaths related to COVID-19 in this morning’s report. A 76-year-old man and an 84-year-old man are the most recent Monroe County residents to die.  There have been 7 deaths of patients with a COVID-19 diagnosis confirmed over the past 5 days. There are now a total of 13 Monroe County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 who have died. 

There were 11 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed by FDOH yesterday including 8 in Key West (now 641), 2 in Tavernier (now 114), and 1 in Stock Island (now 37). The youngest is an infant under 1 years old and the oldest is an 84-year-old man. 

At noon today there were 14 patients in Florida Keys hospitals with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19.  One case previously confirmed was removed from the Monroe County case count due to residency. The cumulative case count has risen by 10 and is now 1,389.

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COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 12:02 8/4/20): 14

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 14 (? at Lower Keys Medical Center and ? at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

3 ICU-BEDS AND 18 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(Source: AHCA 12:01 pm 8/4/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 47 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 1 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 3 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at LKMC
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 20 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 2 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 11 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Mariners
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 4 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE at Fishermens
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 0 beds available)

August 3: 23 NEW CASES / 14 CURRENTLY HOSPITALIZED IN THE KEYS /1 ICU-BED AVAILABLE (at Mariners) / 22 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE (ONLY 2 AT LKMC) (at 12:02)

FDOH reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County in this morning’s report including 12 Key West residents (now 633), 8 in Marathon (now 151), 3 in Summerland (now 31), 2 in Marathon (now 151), 1 in Islamorada (now 51). The cumulative case count has risen by 22 and is now 1,379. At noon today there were 14 patients in Florida Keys hospitals with primary diagnosis of COVID-19. At noon today there was 1 ICU-bed available – it is at Mariners Hospital. At noon today there were 22 non-ICU beds available (2 at Lower Keys Medical Center, 16 at Mariners and 4 at Fishermens).

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COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 12:02 8/3/20): 14

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 14 (12 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 2 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

2 ICU-BEDS AND 24 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(Source: AHCA 12:02 pm 8/3/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 56 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 20 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 1 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 16 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: 4  STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 4 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility)

August 2: 2 New Deaths (5 total deaths in past three days) / 42 NEW CASES confirmed, New Total 1,357 / 12 current COVID-19 hospitalizations….

FDOH reported two women ages 72 and 76 have died COVID-19 related deaths. The agency says that both women had underlying conditions that contributed to their deaths. There are 42 new cases. The case count has risen by 34 bringing the cumulative total up to 1,357 for Monroe County. 25 of the 42 new cases are Key West residents (now 621), 3 in Tavernier (now 104), 2 in Marathon (now 149), 1 in Summerland (now 28). The residency of 3 other individuals has not yet been confirmed (now 99).  Local hospitalizations have not increased: there are 12 patients in Florida Keys hospitals with primary diagnosis of COVID-19 (10 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 2 at Mariners.)

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August 1: 1 NEW DEATH (3 total confirmed in past two days) / 25 NEEW CASES / 11 HOSPITALIZED IN KEYS HOSPITALS PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS COVID-19 / 2 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE / 24 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE

FDOH confirmed the 9th COVID-19 related death of a Monroe County resident today, a 79-year-old man. His death follows the deaths of two other Florida Keys men, reported just yesterday.

CASES: Today there were 25 additional individuals added to the FDOH’s list of positive COVID-19 cases for Monroe County including 21 in Key West (now 596), 1 in Key largo (now 191), 1 in Marathon (now 147), 1 in Islamorada (now 50), 1 in Stock Island (now 50), 1 in Summerland (now 27), 1 in Key Colony Beach (now 8) and 2 cases with residency still to be determined. The cumulative case count is now 1,325.

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COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 2:02 8/1/20): 11

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 11 (? at Lower Keys Medical Center and ? at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

2 ICU-BEDS AND 24 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(Source: AHCA 2:02 pm 7/31/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 54 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 25 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 2 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 18 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: 4  STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 4 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility)

July 31: 2 NEW DEATHS reported (now 8 total) / 70 NEW CASES / 12 CURRENT HOSPITALIZATIONS IN COUNTY / 2 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE (at Mariners)/ 28 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE (at 2:00 pm)

CASES: FDOH reported today that two more Monroe County residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 have died. Both were men. One was 65-years-old and one was 80 years old. FDOH added 70 cases to its COVID-19 case count for Monroe County. (68 new cases confirmed yesterday plus 2 confirmed previously in another Florida county and transferred to Monroe based on residency.) The cumulative case count is now 1,300. 35 more Key West residents were confirmed positive (now 575 total). There are 12 in Marathon (now 146), 11 more in Key Largo (now 192), 2 in Tavernier (now 101), 1 in Islamorada (now 49), 1 in Stock Island (Now 35). The number of patients in local hospitals with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19 has remained steady at approximately 12 (this number fluctuates throughout the day). There are currently 2 ICU-beds and 28 non-icu beds available in Florida Keys hospitals.

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COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 2:02 7/31/20): 12

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 12 (? at Lower Keys Medical Center and ? at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) (This does not include patients who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

2 ICU-BEDS AND 28 NON-ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE

(Source: AHCA 2:02 pm 7/31/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 61 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 6 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 25 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 2 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 18 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: 4  STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 4 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE
  • (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility)

July 30: 32 NEW CASES / Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations Down to 12 (11 at LKMC and 1 at Mariners / 2 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE / 12 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE (at 12:16 pm)

CASES: FDOH added another 32 cases of COVID-19 to its Monroe County list including 11 Key West residents (now 540), 7 Key Largo residents (now 181), 6 Marathon residents (now 134), 2 Stock Island residents (now 34), 1 Tavernier resident (now 99), a first case in Duck Key, a first case on Big Torch and 3 cases with residency not yet established. The cumulative case count is now 1,230. 4 individuals are between the ages of 71 and 79. 10 individuals are 40 or younger. 18 individuals are between 41 and 61 years old. The percentage of those tested who test positive is now 11% (it was 3% on June 1 – the day of Phase 1 reopening.)

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COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 12:16 7/30/20): 12

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 12 (11 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 1 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens – source Monroe -DOH)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

2 ICU BEDS AND 12 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE

(Source: AHCA 12:16 pm 7/30/20)

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 61 STAFFED BEDS / OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 6 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE
  • MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 25 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 2 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 3 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE
  • FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: 4  STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS
  • THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 4 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE

July 29: 23 NEW CASES / NOON: 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE / 15 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE / 16 HOSPITALIZED IN MONROE  WITH PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19”

CASES: The FDOH report shows 23 new cases (22 confirmed yesterday and 1 confirmed the previous day and transferred to Monroe from another Florida County). The new cumulative total for Monroe is 1,198. 14 more Key West residents have become infected (now 529), 3 in Key Largo (now 174), 1 in Tavernier (now 98), 1 in Big Pine (now 27). Residency for two other individuals is still unknown.  Two of the 23 new cases are individuals over 65 (a 76-year-old man and a 77-year-old woman). 13 individuals are less than 40 years old with the youngest being a 10-year-old boy. 7 are between 41 and 59 years old.

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COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 12:16 7/29/20): 16

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 16 (13 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 3 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

0 ICU BEDS AND 15 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE

(Source: AHCA 12:16 pm 7/29/20)

LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 64 STAFFED BEDS / 5 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS

THERE AREE 0 ICU-BED AVAILABLE and 8 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE,

MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 25 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS

THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE, 3 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE

FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: 4  STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS

THERE ARE 4 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE

July 28: 30 NEW CASES / 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE / 15 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE / 18 COVID-19 PATIENTS IN LOCAL HOSPITALS (at 11:31 AM)

FDOH reported 30 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County including 19 Key West residents (now 515), 4 in Marathon (now 128), 1 in Key Largo (now 171), 1 in Islamorada (now 48), 1 in Big Pine (now 26), 1 in Summerland (now 24), 1 non-Florida resident and 4 new cases with residency status not yet determined. Of the 30 new cases 7 individuals over 65 years of age, 8 individuals are under 40 years old, 15 are between the ages of 42 and 59.

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COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE AHCA 11:31 7/28/20): 18

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 18 (? at Lower Keys Medical Center and ? at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens – CHECK BACK FOR BREAKDOWN.)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

(Source: AHCA 11:31 pm 7/28/20)

LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 62 STAFFED BEDS / 6 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS

THERE AREE 0 ICU-BED AVAILABLE and 10 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE,

MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 25 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS

THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE, 1 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE

FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: 4  STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS

THERE ARE 4 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE

July 27: 21 NEW CASES / 0 ICU-BED AVAILABLE in Monroe (at noon) / 20 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE IN THE KEYS (at noon) / CURRENTLY 20 COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE KEYS (16 at LKMC and 4 at Baptist run – Mariners and Fishermens)

FDOH reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. 2 previously confirmed cases were removed from the Monroe County list due to residency in another Florida county. The cumulative case count for Monroe has risen by 19 cases (from 1,126 yesterday) and is now 1,145. 6 of the individuals are Key West residents (now 496), 3 in Key Largo (now 179), 3 in Tavernier (now 97), 3 in Summerland (now2 23), 2 in Marathon (now 124), 1 in Stock Island (now 32), 1 in Islamorada (now 47), 1 in Big Pine (now 25). There is 1 individual over 65 year old – a 74-year-old man. 11 of the individuals are 40-years-old or younger. 9 individuals are over 40 but less than 65 years old.

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COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE DOH – Monroe  7/27/20)

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 20 (16 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 4 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens. 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

(Source: AHCA 12:01 pm 7/27/20)

LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 62 STAFFED BEDS / 6 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS

THERE AREE 0 ICU-BED AVAILABLE and 10 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE,

MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 25 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS

THERE ARE0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE, 6 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE

FISHERMENS HOSPITAL: CAPACITY: 4  STAFFED BEDS/ 0 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS

THERE ARE 4 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE

July 26: 15 NEW CASES / 1 ICU-BED AVAILABLE (it is at LKMC) (at 1:01 pm) / 18 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE IN THE KEYS (at 1:01 pm) / CURRENTLY 20 COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE KEYS

FDOH reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. 3 previously confirmed cases were removed from the Monroe County list due to residency in another Florida county. The cumulative case count for Monroe has risen by 12 cases (from 1114 yesterday) and is now 1,126. 7 of the individuals are Key West residents (now 490), 2 in Key Largo (now 167), 2 in Marathon (now 122), 2 in Tavernier (now 94), 1 in Stock Island (now 32), 1 in Summerland Key (now 20), 1 in Key Colony Beach (now 7), 1 in Cudjoe (now 4). 3 individuals are over 65 years old with the oldest being an 84-year-old woman. 7 individuals are under 40 years old with the youngest being two 8-year-old children.

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COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE DOH – Monroe  7/26/20)

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19: 20 (17 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 3 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens)

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

(Source: AHCA 1:01 pm 7/26/20)

LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 59 STAFFED BEDS / 6 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS

THERE IS 1 ICU-BED AVAILABLE and 12 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE, 

MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 25 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS

THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE, 6 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE

(Note: FISHERMENS HOSPITAL IS A TEMPORARY FACILITY – NOT REPORTING TO AHCA. Fishermen’s reportedly has 4 BEDS. It is currently undergoing reconstruction after being damaged in Hurricane Irma.)

July 25: 32 NEW CASES / NO ICU BEDS AVAILABLE IN MONROE AT 3:31 PM / 15 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE AT 3:31 PM / 17 PATIENTS IN FLORIDA KEYS HOSPITALS HAVE PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF COVID-19 (at 3:31 pm)

CASES: FDOH added 32 additional cases of COVID-19 to the Monroe County cumulative case count. 12 are Key West residents (now 483, 6 are Marathon residents (now 120), 5 are Key Largo residents (now 165), 1 in Tavernier (now 92), 1 in Islamorada (now 47), 1 in Key Colony Beach (now 6), 1 in Little Torch (now 4), and there are an additional 6 individuals with residency status still pending (now 83). There are 6 individuals who are 65 years old or older with the oldest being an 82-year-old man.

Local Florida Keys Medical Doctor John Norris explained to Facebook followers yesterday that the recent cases are a result of local spread: “It’s family’s passing it in families. It’s friends passing it to friends. It’s center consoles going to sand bars. It’s people having birthday parties and house parties. It’s parents letting their children play with other children and then they’re sick – the parent’s sick. It’s those kind of things. The most important thing right now is to not panic. People need to realize that if you don’t live with a person and you have to see a person – mask, wash, and distance. People are getting hurt. Kids are getting sick and getting their parents sick. Grandparents are getting sick. The hospital still stands strong. We have beds. We have beds because of the decisions made in the Keys… Mask… Wash… Distance…

 

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HOSPITALIZATIONS (SOURCE Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) at 3:31 pm 7/25/20)

CURRENT NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS WITH A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF “COVID-19): 17 

CURRENT NUMBER OF AVAILABLE BEDS IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS

(Source: AHCA 3:31 pm 7/25/20)

LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER: CAPACITY: 60 STAFFED BEDS / 5 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS

THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE and 8 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE, 

MARINERS HOSPITAL:  CAPACITY: 25 STAFFED BEDS / 4 OF WHICH ARE ICU-BEDS

THERE ARE 0 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE, 6 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE

(Note: FISHERMENS HOSPITAL IS A TEMPORARY FACILITY – NOT REPORTING TO AHCA. Fishermen’s reportedly has 4 BEDS. It is currently undergoing reconstruction after being damaged in Hurricane Irma.)

July 24: 85 NEW CASES / 4 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE (at 11:31 am) they are at Mariners Hospital), 20 non-ICU beds available (at 11:31 am)

FDOH reported a record high 85 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County. One previously confirmed case was removed from the Monroe County list due to residency in another Florida county. The cumulative case count for Monroe has risen by 84 from 998 yesterday to 1,082. (Note: The Blue Paper has telephoned the local DOH and asked whether the high number of cases is due to staff not being present for a day causing a higher number of cases on the next day (as occurred previously) – as of this writing we have not received a call back. Check back for update.) 46 of the individuals are Key West residents (now 471), 11 are Marathon residents (now 114), 6 are Stock Island residents (now 31), 5 are Key Largo residents (now 160), 3 are Little Torch Key residents (first cases), 2 are Summerland Key residents (now 19), 1 is an Islamorada resident (now 46), 1 is a Big Pine resident (now 24), 1 is a Marathon Shores resident (first case), and residency of 7 individuals has not yet been determined.

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July 23: 20 NEW CASES /  3 ICU-BEDS AVAILABLE IN MONROE HOSPITALS (they are at Mariners Hospital) 

CASES (data thru July 22): FDOH reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County this morning bringing the cumulative total to 998. This is the lowest number of cases confirmed in the same day since July 8th. 13 individuals are Key West residents (now 425), 2 Summerland residents (now 17), 2 Tavernier residents (now 91), 1 in Key Largo (now 155), 1 in Marathon (now 103), and there is 1 case without residency established.  2 individuals are over 65 years old, the oldest a 75-year-old woman. 8 individuals are under 40 years old (7 are female). 10 individuals are between 40 and 65 years old.

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HOSPITAL CAPACITY: (Source AHCA at 12:31 / JULY 23, 2020)

Available ICU-beds: The Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) dashboard shows 3 ICU beds available in Monroe County at 12:31 this afternoon. They are at Mariners Hospital. The total reported ICU-bed capacity for Monroe County hospitals was reduced from 13 to 11 today. (Note: Until July 21st Lower Keys Medical Center reported to the AHCA a total ICU-bed capacity of 6 and Mariners reported total ICU-bed capacity of 3. On July 21st Lower Keys Medical Center and Mariners increased their reported total ICU-bed capacity to 9 and 4 respectively.  Today, the AHCA is showing Lower Keys Medical Center having a total ICU-bed capacity of 7 (2 less than yesterday; all occupied) and Mariners remains at 4 ICU-bed capacity (1 occupied as of 12:31 today).  LKMC has stated in the past that it has a total ICU-bed capacity of 10 and Baptist has stated that they have an 8 ICU-bed capacity combined for Fishermens and Mariners. It is not known why the hospitals public statements do not match the numbers they report to the state’s AHCA. The hospitals update the AHCA multiple times a day. (Note: this number fluctuates throughout the day as patients are moved in and out of ICU.)

 

Available beds: The Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) dashboard showed 4 available beds at the Lower Key Medical Center [these are non-ICU beds] at 12:31 today and 14 beds available at Mariners Hospital [11 are non-ICU beds and 3 are ICU-beds].  Depoo Hospital is a mental health facility; there are 3 beds available at Depoo Hospital.

 

 

 

COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS: (Source AHCA)

COVID-19 CURRENT Hospitalizations: There are currently 20 patients in Florida Keys hospitals with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19. (Note: this number fluctuates throughout the day as patients are discharged and new patients come in. Earlier this morning there were 22 COVID-19 patients in Monroe County hospitals.) Monroe County DOH reports 15 patients are being cared for at LKMC and 5 are being cared for at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens.

 

July 22: 44 NEW CASES / NO ICU BEDS AVAILABLE IN MONROE HOSPITALS / 3 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE AT LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER / 9 NON-ICU BEDS AVAILABLE AT MARINERS HOSPITAL

HOSPITALS: Source Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration 11:31 am 7/22/20 (hospitals report to this agency multiple times per day)

COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Monroe County hospitals: 21 (14 at the Lower Keys Medical Center and 7 at the Baptist run hospitals -Mariners and Fishermens) The FDOH reports there have been 57 COVID-19 hospitalizations to date in Monroe County hospitals (6% of those who tested positive). (These numbers do not include Monroe County residents with a COVID-19 diagnosis who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys. The Baptist run hospitals in the Keys (Fishermens and Mariners) have transferred 200 patients (this includes those diagnosed with COVID-19 as well as non-COVID-19 patients) since June 1st. (The number of COVID-19 patients transferred from local hospitals to hospitals outside the Keys has been requested but has not been provided.)

Hospital Capacity: There were NO ICU beds available in any hospitals in Monroe County this morning. There were 3 non-ICU beds available at Lower Keys Medical Center and 9 non-ICU beds available at Mariners Hospital this morning. DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility – there was 1 non-ICU bed available this morning.

 

CASES: The FDOH report shows 44 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County were confirmed yesterday. One previously confirmed case was removed from the Monroe County list due to residency in another Florida county. The cumulative case count has risen by 43 from 935 yesterday to 978 today.  Key West residents accounted for 19 of the new cases (now 412), 9 in Key Largo (now 154), 4 in Tavernier (now 89), 2 in Marathon (now 102), 2 in Islamorada (now 45), 1 in Stock Island (now 25), 1 in Big Pine (now 23). The residency of 4 individuals has not yet been determined.  Of the 44 new cases only two individuals are over the age of 65, a 75-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman. 24 individuals are under 40 years old with the youngest being a 5-year-old boy.

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July 21 (case data thru July 20): 45 ADDITIONAL CASES/ No ICU BEDS AVAILABLE IN MONROE COUNTY HOSPITALS THIS MORNING / 6 non-ICU beds available at LKMC and 9 non-ICU beds available at Mariners. 

Special Commission Meeting: The commissioners decided to not send a letter to Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC) to cancel lobster mini season, made changes to the County’s COVID-19 Vacation Rental Plan (maximum occupancy of 2 per bedroom plus 2 persons and a sign with management contact info  visible from the street), tweaked its mask ordinance amount (citation set at $250 for violators who do not wish to contest the citation in court, withdrew a provision requiring businesses to close for three days if an employee tests positive with COVID-19 so that provision can be reworked), and closed public parks and boat ramps in Key Largo. Information on Monroe County’s protective measures regarding COVID-19 can be found at www.monroecountyem.com/covid19.

CASES: FDOH reports 45 additional Monroe County COVID-19 cases in its report this morning. 4 cases were removed from the Monroe County list due to residency in another Florida county. The cumulative case count for Monroe has risen by 41 cases and is now 935.  The breakdown by residency is as follows: 20 in Key West (now 393), 8 in Marathon (now 100), 5 in Key Largo (now 145), 3 in Tavernier (now 85), 2 in Stock Island (now 24), 1 in Islamorada (now 43), 1 at the Key West Naval Air Station, and there are 5 cases with residency not yet established.  8 of the individuals are over 65 years old with the oldest being an 81-year-old man. 

CURRENT HOSPITALIZATIONS (as of 11:16 am): There are currently 20 patients at Monroe County hospitals who’s primary diagnosis is COVID-19 (13 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 7 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens). (There have been 47 COVID-19 hospitalizations to date in Monroe County. This number does not include Monroe County residents with COVID-19 who have been or are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys. According to a spokesperson for Mariners and Fishermens hospitals there have been approximately 200 outside transfers from those hospitals. This includes COVID-19 as well as non-COVID-19 transfers.

HOSPITAL CAPACITY (source AHCA at 11:16 am): Lower Keys Medical Center has updated their report to the state’s Agency for Healthcare Administration and are now showing they have 9 ICU beds at their facility. Mariners Hospital likewise has amended their reporting to the agency now stating that they have 4 ICU beds. (Until today the agency’s report showed 6 and 3 ICU beds respectively had been reported to the agency by the hospitals.) The AHCA report this morning showed the hospitals reported there were no ICU beds available in any Monroe County hospitals this morning.  There were 6 non-ICU beds available at LKMC and 9 non-ICU beds available at Mariners Hospital.  

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Latest Update July 20: 37 NEW CASES / 1 ICU BED AVAILABLE in Monroe County hospitals (it is at Mariners Hospital).

BOCC WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING AT 9:00 AM TOMORROW in light of growing number of cases and high numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations, increasing test positivity rate. Discussion will center around asking state officials to cancel mini-season, revising vacation rental plans and hotel occupancy reductions: CLICK HERE to find link to meeting.

NEW CASES (case data as of July 19): FDOH reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County in this morning’s report. Two cases previously confirmed have been removed from the Monroe County list due to residency elsewhere in Florida.  16 of the individuals confirmed yesterday are Key West residents (now 373 total), 7 are Key Largo residents (now 140), 3 are Marathon residents (now 92), 2 are Big Pine residents (now 22), 1 is a Tavernier resident (now 82), 1 is a Long Key resident (now 3), 1 is a Ramrod Key resident (now 2), 4 cases have not had residency established as yet (now 60). Of the 37 new cases only 1 is over 65  – a 66-year-old man. 23 individuals are 40 years or under with the youngest being two toddlers 2 and 3 years old. 13 individuals are between 41 and 64 years old.

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CLICK HERE for information [and the video] on this morning’s Countywide COVID-19 Coordinating Meeting.

HOSPITALIZATIONS (COVID-19 related) July 20th: Monroe DOH reports 17 current COVID-19 related hospitalizations in Monroe County hospitals (11 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 6 at the Baptist run hospitals). There have been 47 total COVID-19 related hospitalizations to date according to the FDOH report (3 more than yesterday; 5% of all confirmed cases).

HOSPITAL CAPACITY July 20th (Source: Agency for Healthcare Administration): Current staffed beds available this morning in Monroe County for any medical issue: There was only 1 ICU bed available in Monroe County this morning (it was at Mariners Hospital). There were 9 total non- ICU beds available at Lower Keys Medical Center. There were 17 total non-ICU beds available at Mariners Hospital. [DePoo Hospital is staffed for mental health patients, there were 4 beds available at DePoo. DePoo Hospital is part of the Lower Keys Medical Center system – LKMC plans to use excess beds at DePoo hospital in the case of a COVID-19 surge but will need to provide personnel not currently on staff to man those extra beds.] Fishermens shows as having 0 bed capacity in the AHCA system. The hospital is still undergoing construction after being damaged by Hurricane Irma.

 

 

July 19: 50 NEW CASES / ONLY 1 ICU BED AVAILABLE 

Today the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) (which receives its information from the hospitals) is reporting 1 ICU bed available in Monroe County. FDOH reports 50 new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County. After adjustments for cases previously confirmed that have been removed from the Monroe County list due to residency in another Florida county the cumulative total has risen by 49 cases from 810 yesterday to 859. 25 are residents of Key West (now 357), 7 in Key Largo (now 133), 5 in Tavernier (now 81), 4 in Islamorada (now 42), 3 in Marathon (now 92), 1 in Stock Island (now 22), 1 on Big Pine (now 20), 1 in Summerland Key (now 15), 1 in Key Colony Beach (now 6), 1 in Cudjoe (now 3), and 3 are non-Florida residents. Of the 50 individuals, 8 are 65 year old or older with the oldest being an 85-year-old woman, 28 are under 40 years old with the youngest being a 17-year-old girl. 14 are between 40 and 64 year old.

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Hospitalizations on July 19:  The FDOH report this morning shows there have been 44 hospitalizations to date of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 (5% of total confirmed cases).  This is 2 more than yesterday. The number of currently hospitalized Monroe County residents (who have tested positive for COVID-19) is 16 patients in Florida Keys hospitals (13 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 3 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermen’s). The AHCA characterizes these patients as those who have a “primary diagnosis” of COVID-19. These numbers do not include Monroe County residents who have been or are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys. Our questions regarding how many Monroe County residents have been transferred from local hospitals to hospitals outside the Keys have been left unanswered.

Hospital Capacity / Availability on July 19 / source AHCA): Below is the information reported today to the Agency for Healthcare Administration by local hospitals. The AHCA data shows there are currently 0 beds available at Fishermens Hospital, 18 beds available at Mariners Hospital and 6 beds available at Lower Keys Medical Center. (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility and is part of the Lower Keys Medical Center system. The state AHCA lists 6 beds available at DePoo Hospital. LKMC’s COVID-19 surge plan calls for using available beds at DePoo Hospital however the hospital has previously indicated that they would first need to hire additional staff.) While Lower Keys Medical Center has claimed to have 10 ICU beds and the Baptist run hospitals (Fishermens and Mariners) have claimed to have 8 ICU beds combined for a total ICU capacity of 18 for the Florida Keys, the state AHCA (which receives its information from the hospitals) is reporting an overall total of 10 ICU bed capacity in Monroe County hospitals. The state AHCA also reports there is currently only one ICU bed available in Monroe County today – which is at Mariners Hospital.  See screengrabs from the AHCA website below.

 

 

 

 

July 18: STATE REPORTS NO ICU BEDS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN ANY LOCAL HOSPITALS / DISCREPANCIES IN REPORTED ICU CAPACITY: 

Cases (data thru July 17): FDOH reported another 42 cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys bringing the cumulative case count up to 810. 23 of the 42 individuals are Key West residents, 3 in Key Largo (now 126), 3 in Tavernier (now 76), 3 in Stock Island (now 21), 2 in Summerland (now 14), 1 in Marathon (now 89), 1 in Islamorada (now 38), 1 in Big Pine (now 19), 1 in Long Key (now 2), a first case in Layton and a first case in Duck Key, and 2 cases with residency not yet determined. 22 individuals are ages infant to 40, 19 are ages 41-64, and one individual 65 or older – a 73-year-old man. 

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Hospitalizations on July 18:  The FDOH report this morning shows there have been 42 hospitalizations to date of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 (5% of total confirmed cases).  This is 3 more than yesterday. However the number of currently hospitalized Monroe County residents (who have tested positive for COVID-19) has decreased by 3 (from 19) to 16 patients in Florida Keys hospital (12 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 4 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermen’s). These numbers do not include Monroe County residents who have been or are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys. 

Hospital Capacity / Availability on July 18 10:00 am / source AHCA): Below is the information reported today to the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) by local hospitals. The AHCA data shows there are currently 9 beds available at Mariners Hospital and 5 beds available at Lower Keys Medical Center. (DePoo Hospital is a mental health facility and is part of the Lower Keys Medical Center system. There are 5 beds available at DePoo Hospital. LKMC’s COVID-19 surge plan calls for using available beds at DePoo Hospital however the hospital has previously indicated that they would first need to hire additional staff.) While Lower Keys Medical Center has claimed to have 10 ICU beds and the Baptist run hospitals (Fishermens and Mariners) have claimed to have 8 ICU beds combined for a total ICU capacity of 18 for the Florida Keys, the state AHCA (which receives its information from the hospitals) is reporting an overall total of 9 ICU bed capacity in Monroe County hospitals. The state also reports there are currently no available ICU beds in Monroe County hospitals at this time.  See screengrabs from the AHCA website below. 

 

 

July 17 (case data thru July 16): FDOH added 53 new cases of COVID-19 to the Monroe County list bringing the cumulative total up to 768.  22 of the individuals are Key West residents (now 309), 7 in Key Largo (now 123), 4 in Marathon (now 88), 2 in Tavernier (now 73), 2 in Islamorada (now 37), 2 in Stock Island (now 18), 1 in Summerland (now 12), 1 is a non-Florida resident and there are 12 cases with residency not yet determined. 7 of the 53 new cases are  individuals over 60 years old with the oldest being an 81-year-old man, 23 individuals are 40 years old or younger with the youngest being less than a year old.

See more info, graphs and previous updates below.

Hospitalizations: The FDOH reports show 39 hospitalizations to date (5% of total cases) – one more than yesterday. Local DOH reports there are currently 19 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 being cared for in Florida Keys hospitals. (13 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 6 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens). Some patients may be hospitalized for reasons other than COVID-19 as all patients are tested for the virus – we are not provide this level of detailed information. The hospitalization numbers provided do not include Monroe County residents who have been or are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys. We have asked for but have not been provided information regarding the number of COVID-19 patients that have been transferred to hospitals outside the Keys by our local hospitals. We are also not provided information about the number of available beds, ICU beds or ventilators at each hospital. We are awaiting a response to our request for the authorities to also provide the media with this important information. COVID-19 cases monroe county florida keysCOVID-19 cases monroe county florida keys

July 16 (case data thru July 15): 

Monroe County has enacted new measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the Keys in the form of nightly restaurant closures and alcohol sales ban and an amendment to the facial covering ordinance, adding stricter penalties for non-compliance and mandatory business closures if employee tests positive for COVID-19. Scroll down for more details. 

Cases: FDOH added 45 additional Monroe County residents to the list of COVID-19 cases bringing the cumulative total up to 715 for the Keys. 24 of the new cases are Key West residents (now 287). Key West had 41 confirmed cases on June 1st when the Keys entered into Phase 1 reopening. 9 are residents of Key Largo (now 116), 7 are residents of Marathon (now 84), 2 are residents of Tavernier (now 71), 1 is a Big Pine Key resident (now 18), 1 is a Stock Island resident (now 16), 1 is a Key Colony Beach resident (now 5). 10 of the new cases are individuals 65 and older with the oldest being an 80-year-old man. 18 of the new cases are individuals 40 years old or younger with the youngest being a 7-year-old boy. 

Hospitalizations: The local DOH reports 2 additional hospitalizations today. The total number of patients who have tested positive for COVID_19 being cared for today in local hospitals is 21. (14 are at the Lower Keys Medical Center and 7 are at the Baptist run hospitals – Fishermens and Mariners).  The FDOH report shows 38 overall COVID-19 related hospitalizations to date (5% of overall cases). Total longterm care facility cases is now up to 37 (5% of overall cases).

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July 15 (case data thru July 14): FDOH added 29 new individuals yesterday to Monroe County’s list of COVID-19 cases. 26 are new cases confirmed in Monroe on July 14th and 3 are cases confirmed on 6/29, 7/10, 7/13 in other Florida jurisdictions and that have been transferred to Monroe County due to residency. The cumulative total for COVID-19 cases for Monroe is now 670.

Hospitalizations: No new hospitalizations were reported by the local office of DOH today. The number of current COVID-19 hospitalizations remains at 19 (12 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 7 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens). Some patients may be hospitalized for reasons other than COVID-19 (all patients are tested for the virus). The report shows total number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations in the Keys is 35 (5% of all cases). These numbers do not include Monroe County residents that have tested positive for COVID-19 and were or are being cared for at hospitals outside the Keys.  6 Monroe County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died (1% of all cases).

Cases: 14 of the new cases are Key West residents (now 263), 6 in Key Largo (now 107), 5 in Tavernier (now 69), 2 in Stock Island , 1 in Marathon, 1 in Islamorada, 2 with locations not yet determined. While the ages for some individuals have not yet been determined, it appears that the oldest individual is an 87 year old man. 19 of the 29 new cases are individuals who are less than 60 years old.

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July 14 (case data thru July 13): There have been an additional 4 hospitalizations of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 today bringing the total number of current COVID-19 hospitalizations to 19 (12 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 7 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens). This number does not include Monroe County residents who are positive for COVID-19 and are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys. Some of these individuals may be hospitalized for reasons other than COVID-19 related symptoms. All new patients are tested for the disease. There have been 35 COVID-19 related hospitalizations to date in the Keys (6% of the total number of cases.) We are not being provided details such as how many patients are in ICU, how many are on ventilators, how many patients have been transferred to hospitals outside the Keys and do not appear in our total number of hospitalizations statistic. 

CLICK HERE for the video and transcript of the highlights of the most recent Emergency Management countywide COVID-19 meeting. (Officials expressed concern over hospital capacity.) The next COVID-19 meeting is scheduled for July 20th. 

Cases: The FDOH report shows 33 new cases confirmed yesterday. (3 previously confirmed cases were removed from the Monroe County list due to residency in another Florida County. The cumulative case count has risen by 30 from 611 yesterday to 641.)

14 of newly confirmed cases are Key West residents (now 249), 6 are Marathon residents (now 76), 2 are Key Largo residents (now 101), 2 are Big Pine residents (now 17), 1 is an Islamorada resident (now 34), and 1 is a Tavernier resident (now 64).  Residency for the other cases is unknown at this time. There are three individuals  who are at least 65 years old (65, 72, 73). The other 30 individuals are under 63 years old or younger. 13 of those individuals are under 40. 

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July 13 (case data thru July 12): FDOH reported 45 more cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County. The City has amended their emergency directive and is requiring masks in all settings other than one’s own residence. (See more below). Six previously confirmed cases have been removed from the Monroe County list due to residency in another Florida county. The cumulative case count has risen by 39 and is now 611.

15 Current Hospitalizations: There are 4 additional patients in Florida Keys hospitals who have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 12 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 3 at the Baptist run hospitals – Mariners and Fishermens) for a total of 15. These are the number of patients currently in Florida Keys hospitals and does not include Monroe County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 who are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys.

New Cases: 19 of the 45 new cases are Key West residents (now 235), 8 are Marathon residents (now 70), 6 are Key Largo residents (now 99), 3 are Islamorada residents (now 33), 2 are Key Colony Beach residents (now 4), 1 is a Summerland Key resident (now 11), 1 is a Tavernier resident (now 63), 1 is a non-Florida resident. Of the 45 new cases the oldest is an 81-year-old man. All other are below 63 years of age. 31 individuals are age 40 or under.

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July 12 (case data thru July 11):

NOTE: New Info / clarification: Yesterday’s FDOH report listed 75 cases confirmed the previous day July 10th; however, local DOH has clarified that due to an employee being given a day off only 25 cases were confirmed on Thursday July 9th whereas there were actually far more cases that would have been confirmed on that date had the employee been in attendance. Those cases were confirmed the next day, Friday July 10th, hence the extremely large number of cases found confirmed in the report for a single day. The FDOH numbers for Thursday and Friday combined show 100 cases over the 2-day period or an average of 50 cases per day. Previously the record total of confirmed cases for a single day had been 32 cases (on July 7th).

Hospitalizations: FDOH reported additional hospitalizations associated with COVID-19 today – the total number to date having risen from 29 yesterday to 33 today.  There are currently 11 patients in Florida Keys hospitals who have tested positive for COVID-19 (7 in Lower Keys Medical Center and 4 at the Baptist run hospitals Mariners and Fishermens). Some of those patients may have been hospitalized for reasons other than COVID-19; all incoming patients are tested for the disease). These numbers do not include patients that were or are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys. (We are awaiting information on the number of transfers of COVID-19 patients to hospitals outside the Keys that have occurred to date.)

Cases: There are an additional 28 cases reported confirmed yesterday bringing the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases for Monroe County to 572.  Of the 28 new cases 13 are Key West residents (now 216), 5 are Stock Island residents (now 13), 3 are Key Largo residents (now 93), 2 in Tavernier (now 62), 2 in Marathon (now 62), 2 in Islamorada (now 30), and 1 in Big Pine (now 15).

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July 11 (case data thru July 10):

New Info / clarification: Yesterday’s FDOH report listed 75 cases confirmed the previous day July 10th; however, local DOH has clarified that due to an employee being given a day off only 25 cases were confirmed on Thursday July 9th whereas there were actually far more cases that would have been confirmed on that date had the employee been in attendance. Those cases were confirmed the next day, Friday July 10th. The FDOH numbers for Thursday and Friday combined show 100 cases over the 2-day period or an average of 50 cases per day. Previously the record total of confirmed cases for a single day had been 32 cases (on July 7th).

FDOH reported 75 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County. This is more than double the number of cases seen in a single day to date. Key West alone had 41 more cases confirmed. One case confirmed on July 8th was removed from the Monroe County list due to residency elsewhere in Florida. The cumulative case count for Monroe has risen by 74 cases to 544.

FDOH-Monroe reports an increase in hospitalizations. There are 2 more COVID-19 patients who are currently being cared for in Florida Keys hospitals for a total of 10 (6 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 4 at the Baptist run hospitals Mariners and Fishermens).  This number does not include Monroe County residents who are infected with COVID-19 and are being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys. See our “About Our Hospitals” section below for more information regarding capacity. 

Of the 75 new cases confirmed in this morning’s report 41 are Key West residents (now 203 cases; Key West had 41 cases on June 1st the day of Phase 1 reopening), 8 more in Key Largo (now 90), 7 more in Marathon (now 60), 3 more in Islamorada (now 28), 3 more on Stock Island (now 8), 1 more in Big Pine (now 14), 1 more in Summerland Key (now 10), the first case at the Key West Naval Station was confirmed today, one individual is a non-FL resident and 8 more cases do not as yet have residency determinations (now 43).  14 of the 75 new cases are individuals 60 years old or older. The overall rate of positive test results has climbed to 7% from 3% on June 1st (the date of Phase 1 reopening.) There is a countywide coordinating meeting scheduled for Monday July 20th.  

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July 10 (case data thru July 9):   FDOH reports one more hospitalization today bringing the total hospitalizations to date to 29 however (compared with yesterday) there is one less COVID-19 patient being cared for in our Florida Keys hospitals. There are currently 8 COVID-19 patients at Florida Keys hospitals. (5 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 3 at the Baptist hospitals.) These numbers do not include Monroe County residents who were or are being cared for outside the Keys. The report shows 25 new cases were confirmed yesterday bringing the cumulative total of positive cases in Monroe County to 470: 10 more Key West residents have tested positive (now 162), 3 more in Key Largo (now 82), 3 more in Tavernier (now 60), 2 more in Marathon (now 53), 2 more in Islamorada (now 25), 1 more in Big Pine (now 13), 1 more on Stock Island (now 5), 1 more in Key Colony Beach (now 2), and 2 cases have not yet had residency determined (now 35). 4 of the 25 individuals are 65 years old or older. 

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BAR AREAS IN RESTAURANTS WERE SHUT DOWN IN KEY WEST BEGINNING AT 4:AM ON JULY 10TH / ALCOHOL TO BE SERVED IN RESTAURANTS ONLY TO CUSTOMERS SEATED AT TABLES:

The City of Key West amended their emergency directive addressing food and beverage service in restaurants today. (Establishments that are licensed to sell alcohol but not licensed to sell food are still prohibited from allowing consumption on premises but may offer to go and delivery service.) Effective 4:am Friday July 10th, all bar service and bar counters including in establishments licensed to sell food must be closed to seating and consumption. Alcohol may only be served to clientele who are seated at tables. Only employees may have access to bar service. The new amendment also brings the City’s social distancing in line with the state, spelling out that food and beverages can be served on premises as long as there is six feet between parties, or a hard-surface partition between parties. Restaurants in unincorporated areas of the Keys may continue to serve customers at their bar areas but must adhere to social distancing guidelines (six feet separation).  Restaurants in Miami-Dade have been shut down to indoor dining since Wednesday (July 8th).

Case of COVID-19 Key West Library Employee:
The Monroe County Public Library System has had an employee of the Key West Branch test positive for COVID-19.  The County is working with Department of Health in Monroe County in support of their contact tracing efforts and all appropriate steps are being taking for the safety of the public and staff including sanitizing the facility. 

In an abundance of caution and to role-model best practices of social distancing and safety, all Monroe County library branches will limit library service to curbside pick-up/drop off of material and reference and informational services by telephone and online via chat and email effective immediately and until further notice. Library cards can be applied for online for online library services at www.keyslibraries.org.

July 9 (data thru July 8): FDOH reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday for Monroe County. One case was added to the list confirmed on July 5th bringing the cumulative total for Monroe up by 18 cases to 445Two more COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized in Florida Keys hospitals bringing the total to 9. Of the 9 COVID-19 patients 6 are at Lower Keys Medical Center and 3 are at the Baptist run hospitals. To learn more about hospital capacity, staffing issues, and surge plans CLICK HERE – for the most recent public discussion between officials and hospital representatives about those issues. There have been 28 total hospitalizations in the Florida Keys to date. (This does not include Monroe County residents who were or are hospitalized outside the Keys.) To date six (6) Monroe County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. All six were said to have had underlying conditions that contributed to their deaths.

Of the 17 new cases confirmed, five (5) of the individuals are Key West residents (now 152 total), 5 are Marathon residents (now 51), 3 are Key Largo residents (now 79), 2 are Tavernier residents (now 57), 1 is a Summerland Key resident (now 9), and 1 is a Stock Island resident (now 4). COVID-19 cases monroe county florida keysCOVID-19 cases monroe county florida keys

 

July 8 (data thru July 7): The FDOH report today shows another Monroe County resident who had tested positive for COVID-19 has died. A 97-year-old man was confirmed to have died yesterday. This marks the 6th COVID-19 related death in Monroe County. The number of COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Monroe County hospitals is 7 (2 more than yesterday) Four (4) are in-patients at Lower Keys Medical Center and three (3) at the Baptist run hospitals). The number of new cases listed in the report today is 32; the highest number to date for a single day in Monroe County. Three previously confirmed cases have been removed from the Monroe County list due to residency in a different Florida county. The cumulative total for Monroe County has risen by 29 and is now 427. Of the 32 new cases, 10 are residents of Key West (now 147), 9 are residents of Key Largo (now 76), 3 in Tavernier (now 55), 3 in Islamorada (now 22), 2 in Summerland (now 8), 1 in Stock Island (now 3), and 3 cases do not as yet have residency determined (now 33). Of the 32 new individuals who have tested positive 14 are 40-years-old or younger, 9 are between 41 and 60 years old, 8 are over 60 years old with the oldest being a 76-year-old woman. 9% of the 427 cases are associated with Long-term care facilities in Monroe County. 6% of persons who tested positive have been hospitalized in Monroe County and 1% of persons who tested positive in Monroe County have died.

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July 7 (data thru July 6): The FDOH report today shows 21 new COVID-19 cases in Monroe County confirmed yesterday. Three (3) previously confirmed cases have been reassigned to other Florida counties based on patient residency. The cumulative case count for Monroe has risen by 18 cases to 398. There are currently 5 COVID-19 positive patients in Florida Keys hospitals (3 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 2 at the Baptist run hospitals in the Keys). Of the 398 cases to date there have been 25 hospitalizations (7% of total cases). The list includes the youngest person to test positive to date – a one year old baby girl.  A 2-year-old girl is also on the list. Six (6) of the 21 individuals are over 65-years-old or older. Four (4) are between the ages of 20 and 40. Of the 21 new cases 7 are Key West residents (now 137), 6 are Key Largo residents (now 67), 3 are Tavernier residents (now 52), 1 is a Marathon residents (now 47), 1 is a Ramrod Key resident (the first for this Key), there is one less in the Key Colony Beach cumulative count, and there is 1 case that is still pending a residency determination (now 30).

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July 6 (date thru July 5th): FDOH reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County in this morning’s report bringing the cumulative case number up to 380. One previously confirmed case was removed from the list presumably because that individual is a resident of a different Florida county. There has been an additional hospitalization. There are currently seven (7) COVID-19 patients in Florida Keys hospitals. There are 4 at Lower Keys Medical Center – one of the patients is in the ICU but not on a ventilator. There are three (3) at the Baptist run Mariners hospital – two are in ICU at this time. There are currently no COVID-19 patients at Fishermens hospital. Of the 14 new cases there are 5 more in Key Largo (now 61), 4 more in Key West (now 130), 2 more in Islamorada (now 19), 1 more in Tavernier (now 49), 1 more in Marathon (now 46), 1 more in Summerland (now 6). Bob Eadie, Administer of the Monroe County DOH, mentioned in a countywide COVID-19 coordinating meeting this morning that most of the cases we are seeing now are service industry employees such as those who work in restaurants.

CLICK HERE for the video and transcript of the highlights of this morning’s official Emergency Management COVID-19 meeting. (Officials expressed concern over hospital capacity.)

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July 5 (data thru July 4th):

The FDOH report shows 31 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County confirmed as of this morning. One previously confirmed case has been removed from the Monroe County case list presumably because they are a resident of another Florida county. The cumulative case count for Monroe is now 367. There have been 2 new hospitalizations since yesterday morning. The total number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Monroe County hospitals is 6: 3 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 3 at the Baptist run hospitals. There are 13 more cases in Key West (now 126), 6 more in Key Largo (now 56), 4 more in Islamorada (now 17), 2 more in Tavernier (now 48), 2 more in Key Colony Beach (now 3) and and 1 case is still under investigation to determine residency (now 30).

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July 4 (data thru July 3): FDOH’s report today includes 15 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County bringing the cumulative case count up to 337. The report shows no new hospitalizations. Monroe County DOH is reporting 4 people hospitalized in the Keys with COVID-19 (2 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 2 at the Baptist run hospitals). This does not include Monroe County residents who are infected with COVID-19 who are being cared for in hospitalized outside the Keys. Of the 15 new cases reported 8 individuals are over 40 years old and 7 are under 40. The youngest is an 8-year-old girl and the oldest is a 70-year-old man. 9 are adult women and 5 are adult men. There are 8 new cases in Key West (now 113), 4 more in Key Largo (now 50), 1 more in Tavernier (now 46), 1 more in Big Pine (now 12) and 1 cases with residency information still under investigation. 32 (or 10%) of the 337 cases have been connected to a Long Term Care facility.

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July 3 (data thru July 2): FDOH’s morning report shows an additional 27 cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County. One previous case has been removed from the list presumably because that person lives in a Florida county other than Monroe and is counted in that county’s statistics. The cumulative case count is now 322. There have been no new hospitalizations reported. There are 9 more cases in Key West (now 105), 7 more in Marathon (now 45), 3 more in Tavernier (now 45), 3 more in Islamorada (now 13), 1 more in Big Pine (now 11), 1 more in Summerland (now 5), and 1 more with residency information not yet determined (now 28).

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July 2 (data thru July 1): FDOH’s morning report shows a fifth patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 has died. A 67-year-old male resident who FDOH says had underlying chronic conditions. The report shows 29 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County. (Three previously confirmed cases have been removed from the list presumably because those persons are residents of other Florida counties. This brings the cumulative case count up by 26 cases to 296.) This is the highest number of cases confirmed in a single day since the first case was confirmed in the Keys on March 20th.  Of the 29 new cases 8 are Key Largo residents (now 46), 7 are Key West residents (now 96), 6 are Marathon residents (now 38), 1 is a Tavernier resident (now 42), 1 is an Islamorada resident (now 10), and 3 have no information on residency as yet. The report shows 2 new hospitalizations; 2 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 3 at the Baptist run hospitals. Of the 29 new cases 12 are persons 40-years-old or under, 11 are between 42 and 58 years old, and six are between 60 and 78 years old.

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July 1 (data thru June 30): FDOH’s report this morning shows 13 more cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County. 2 previously confirmed cases (a 69-year-old man and a 26-year-old man) are no longer on the list presumably because although they were tested while in Monroe County they reside in another Florida county and are being counted in that other county’s statistics. The cumulative case count has risen by 11 to 270. Of the 13 new cases 8 persons are 40-years-old or under. The other 5 are between 46 and 65 years old. There are 4 more cases in Key West (now 89), 3 more in Marathon (now 32), 2 more in Key Largo (now 38), 1 more in Tavernier (now 41) and one more non-FL resident (now 16).

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June 30 (data thru June 29): FDOH reported an additional 23 cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County in this morning’s report; again an all-time record. The cumulative total is now 259. There are 6 more in Key West (now 85); 2 more in Tavernier (now 40), 4 more in Key Largo (now 36), 5 more in Marathon (now 29), 3 more in Big Pine (now 10), 3 more in Islamorada (now 9), 1 more in Sugarloaf (now 2). (One of the additional cases is a reassignment of a previously confirmed case from the “missing” category to the specific island.) Eight new cases are persons 40 years old and under. The youngest are one boy and one girl both 6 years old. 8 (of the 23) new cases are persons over the age of 60 with the oldest being an 80-year-old man. 

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June 29 (data thru June 28): FDOH reported another 17 cases of COVID-19 in this morning’s report, the largest number to date for a single day. The cumulative case count is now 236. Of the 17 new case 12 are 40-years-old or younger; only one person is over 50 – a 68-year-old man. There are 8 more cases in Key West (now 79), 6 more in Marathon (now 24) 1 more in Tavernier (now 38) , 1 more in Key Largo (now 32), and 1 more with residency information not yet known. A second nursing home in the Keys has had a staff member test positive: The Key West Health and Rehabilitation Center on College Road, Stock Island. 

Hospitalizations: The number of persons hospitalized today with COVID-19 in Monroe County is 3: 1 COVID-19 patient at Lower Keys Medical Center and 2 at the Keys’ Baptist run hospitals.

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June 28 (data thru June 27): FDOH reported 16 new cases in this morning’s report. This is the highest number of cases confirmed in one day for Monroe County and marks the doubling of cases since the County reopened to tourism on June 1st. (From 109 to 219)

Cases: A 22-year-old male confirmed positive for COVID-19 on the 25th of June was removed from the list presumably because although he was tested for COVID-19 while in Monroe County his residency is elsewhere in Florida. The cumulative case count has risen by 15 (from yesterday’s 204) to 219. The new cases consist of one 2-year-old girl – the youngest in Monroe County to date. Of the other 15 new cases, 10 individuals are under the age of 40. There is only 1 person over the age of 60, a 72-year-old woman. There are 4 more cases in Key West (now 71), 3 more in Tavernier (now 37), 2 more in Key Largo (now 31), 1 more in Marathon (now 18), 3 more in Big Pine (now 7), and 3 more with residency not yet identified.

Hospitalizations: The number of persons hospitalized today with COVID-19 in Monroe County has not yet been published by the local DOH – check back later for that information. Yesterday the local DOH reported there was 1 COVID-19 patient at Lower Keys Medical Center and 2 at the Keys’ Baptist run hospitals.

Face Covering mandates: Monroe County strengthened its face-covering mandate with an emergency directive requiring all persons over the age of six to wear a facial covering whenever away from their home and unable to engage in social distancing. The directive requires operators and employees of business establishments to ensure that customers comply within the establishment. The order also requires anyone six years old or older to carry a mask with them whenever they are away from home. “Social distancing” is the practice of keeping a minimum of six feet away from another person. Unlike the County ordinance which does not impose a criminal penalty, violations of an emergency directive do. Those who violate the directive will face up to 60 days in jail in addition to up to $500 in fines. The emergency directive is in effect throughout Monroe County. Municipalities may enact their own ordinances that are more strict but not less so. The City of Key West enacted its own very similar ordinance. All County Mayors in the Florida have joined in a letter to the Governor asking that he create a statewide mandatory face-covering regulation. See their letter to the Governor HERE.

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June 27 (data thru June 26): FDOH reported four new cases of COVID-19 in this morning’s report, however the cumulative number of cases has only risen by 2; from yesterday’s 202 cases to 204. There are 2 young men ages 21 and 29 who were listed in yesterday’s report that are no longer listed under Monroe County cases. Presumably this is because while they were present in Monroe County when tested for COVID-19 their residency is somewhere else in Florida.  The 4 new cases are one 22-year-old woman and three men ages 31, 53, and 58. There are two less cases assigned to Key West (now 67), 1 more in Tavernier (34), 2 more in Key Largo (29), 1 less in Summerland (4), 1 more in Big Pine (4), 1 more in Marathon (17), 1 less in the “missing” location category, and 1 more non-Florida resident. Local DOH reports there is one COVID-19 patient at LKMC and 2 at the Baptist Hospitals (no further breakdown provided). Note: There were six COVID-19 patients in Florida Keys hospitals on Thursday. Some patients may have been transferred to Miami-Dade hospitals.)COVID-19 cases monroe county florida keys

 

June 26 (data thru June 25): **Breaking* The State has suspended consumption of alcohol inside bars statewide. This comes after a record day of confirmed cases statewide and in Monroe (15) and after several Duval Street bars voluntarily closed this week after staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

The City of Key West cancelled the July 4th public fireworks event at their meeting today and passed a mandatory face covering ordinance that mirrors the earlier emergency directive – with penalties of up to $500 and 60 days in jail for violators. The ordinance gives an added level of enforcement to police and code to write civil citation for infractions. In addition, the ordinance addresses violations by businesses. It states that any business cited twice for the violation of the ordinance will be shut down for a minimum of 24 hours and subject to a full compliance review. The commissioners discussed whether or not to keep local beaches open for the busy weekend, but the matter was not part of the resolution and the beaches remain open.

During the same special commission meeting, the commission unanimously voted to transfer to United Way of Monroe and Collier Counties $64,000 to provide rental assistance to hard-hit families in Key West. The money, transferred from the City’s affordable housing trust fund, is earmarked for Key West residents only. Many residents are facing huge difficulties as the state – and the nation – remain under a state of emergency.

Cases: The FDOH report this morning (which contains data through yesterday) shows 15 more COVID-19 cases in Monroe County. The CDC announced yesterday that there are likely 10 times more cases than the number confirmed. Monroe County now has a cumulative case count of 202. (One case of a 39-year-old man previously confirmed was removed bringing the number up by 14 from yesterday’s 188 cases). Of the new cases there are 4 more in Key West (now 69), 1 more in Key Largo (now 27), 2 more in Marathon (now 16), 1 more in Summerland (now 5), 1 more in Islamorada (now 6), the first case in Long Key, and 4 more with residency not yet determined (now 22). Nine of the 15 are under 40 years old and the oldest is 49-years-old. 5 are women and 10 are men. 

Hospitalizations: The press release this afternoon from Monroe County DOH shows current COVISD-19 hospitalizations as: 1 patient in Lower Keys Medical Center and 2 patients at the Baptist Hospitals (Fishermens and Mariners) (no further breakdown provided).

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June 25: Today’s FDOH report (providing data through the end of the day yesterday June 24th) shows a record number of new cases confirmed yesterday. There are 14 new cases bringing the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in Monroe County to 188. There are currently 6 COVID-19 patients in Florida Keys hospitals. (2 at Lower Keys Medical Center and 4 in the two Florida Keys Baptist run hospitals) There may be Monroe County residents with COVID-19 being cared for in hospitals outside the Keys – this information is not provided.

Of the 14 new cases 5 are Key West residents, 1 Key Largo, 1 Tavernier, 1 Marathon, 2 are non-FL residents and 4 more with residency not yet determined. 50% of the new cases are persons under 40 years of age. 

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June 24: Today FDOH’s report shows 8 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed yesterday in Monroe County. The FDOH dashboard shows there have been 3 more COVID-19 related hospitalizations since yesterday morning. That means there are currently 5 patients hospitalized in Florida Keys hospitals who have been confirmed positive; however the press release received from the local DOH states there are only 2 patients hospitalized in the Keys – one at LKMC and one at one of the Baptist hospitals in the Keys. (This number does not include Monroe County residents hospitalized outside the Keys.) According to the dashboard there have been a total of 18 COVID-19 related hospitalizations in Monroe County to date.

Residency of those confirmed positive yesterday is as follows: 3 in Marathon, 1 in Key West, 1 in Tavernier, 1 in Key Largo, 1 in Big Pine and 1 residency information not yet established. Three of the new cases are men ages 35, 67, and 73. Five of the new cases are women ages 28, 29, 41, 47, and 78.

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There are 57 people awaiting COVID-19 test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. Of the 4,883 COVID-19 tests completed in Monroe County to date 4% have been positive. Free COVID-19 viral testing is being provided by Community Health of South Florida at a drive-through site in Marathon. See more information below on the new testing hours and criteria. See graphs and more detailed information below.

June 23: Today’s FDOH report shows the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases has reached 166 as of 8:25 this morning. Two new residents, confirmed positive yesterday, are one man age 67 and one woman age 35. (There are two new cases showing in this morning’s report; however one earlier confirmation was removed from the Monroe County list presumably due to residency in another Florida county so the cumulative case count has only risen by one.) Key West’s case count increased by one – now 59 cases. Islamorada also increased by one – now 5 cases. As of this morning there are two patients hospitalized at the Lower Keys Medical Center who are positive for COVID-19. There are no patients hospitalized with COVID-19 at the other two Florida Keys hospitals. There may be some Monroe County residents hospitalized outside the Keys who are positive for COVID-19 however that information is not being provided. To date there have been a total of 15 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Monroe County hospitals. Four patients have died; all reportedly had underlying conditions that contributed to their inability to recover from the disease.

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June 22: FDOH reported 3 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County this morning. All new patients are men. Their ages are 21, 21, 43, and 62. One is a Key West resident and the other two are Key Largo residents. (Note one of the cases reported yesterday as a new Tavernier case was corrected in this morning’s report to Key Largo.) Key West now has 58 total cases confirmed and Key Largo has 24. DOH is still investigating whether any of of the men reported positive today acquired their infections while traveling as opposed to becoming infected here in the Keys. There are currently 64 people who have been tested in Monroe County who are awaiting results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. There is one new hospitalization reported today for Lower Keys Medical Center. There are now two COVID-19 positive patients at LKMC. There are no COVID-19 patients in the Florida Keys’ other two hospitals. There may be Monroe County residents hospitalized with COVID-19 being cared for outside the Keys.

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June 21:  FDOH’s report shows 4 new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County bringing the cumulative total up to 162. Today marks the first report of a Stock Island resident testing positive with the disease. There are 2 more cases in Key West bringing the City’s total up to 58. There is one more case in Tavernier. The four patients revealed today are two men both 51-years-old, one teenage girl (17-years-old) and one 40-year-old woman. There are no reports of new hospitalizations. Just one COVID-19 patient is currently hospitalized at the Lower Keys Medical Center. There are reportedly no COVID-19 patients at other Florida Keys hospitals. Some Monroe County residents could be hospitalized outside the Keys (that information is not being provided.) There are 83 people awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. 3% of the 4,686 COVID-19 tests completed to date have returned positive results.

June 20: Today FDOH’s report shows 8 new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County bringing the cumulative total up to 158. Local DOH officials reported just one current hospitalization in Florida Keys hospitals (at Lower Keys Medical Center.) Others may be hospitalized outside the Keys however that information is not provided. The dashboard shows 14 total hospitalizations in Monroe County to date. There are 2 more cases in Tavernier, 1 more in Summerland, 1 more in Islamorada, 1 more in Big Pine and 3 more with location information not yet identified.  Two boys ages 3 and 4 have become the two youngest Monroe County residents to become infected. The case report describes the other six cases as: three women ages 31, 52 and 53 as well as three men ages 23, 33 and 60. There are currently 111 people awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. To date 4,566 COVID-19 tests have been completed for Monroe County; 3% of those have had positive results.

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June 19: Today FDOH’s report shows 5 more cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County with one patient hospitalized at the Lower Keys Medical Center. Confirmed residency locations for the new cases are: 1 more case in Key West, 2 more in Tavernier and 1 more in Cudjoe Key.  (See cumulative totals for each island below). Todays new cases are 3 men ages 32, 65 and 97 and two women ages 57 and 74. Note: the two additional cases in Tavernier may be associated with the Upper Keys nursing home that suffered an outbreak; however, the FDOH Long Term Facility Report does not show any new information since June 10th. The report shows one less case for Key Largo (one person who was confirmed positive on June 16 and added to the Key Largo case count is actually a non-FL resident bringing the number of non-FL residents who tested positive in Monroe County to 12.)

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City of Key West Face Coverings:

“The City of Key West has issued Directive 2020-13, which streamlines the City’s mask requirements with those of Monroe County regarding the wearing of face coverings. The directive requires that everyone over the age of six shall, while away from their home anywhere in the city, wear a face covering when not maintaining a distance of six feet from others. It continues the requirement of wearing a face covering when inside any business establishment. Additionally, it requires that everyone carry a face covering that can be used immediately, in case social distancing becomes difficult to maintain. This means that moving about outdoors without a mask is permissible, as long as you can maintain social distancing. But you must have a mask with you, in case you find yourself too close to others, say, on a crowded sidewalk. As before, there are exceptions which allow for removing the facial coverings, which include lodging guests in their rooms, and while eating and drinking in public establishments.” [City spokesperson, Alyson Crean]

June 18: 

10 New Cases: The FDOH report shows ten (10) more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County. Three (3) more today in Key West (there were 4 more yesterday) bringing the Key West cumulative total up to 55. There are also 2 more in Key Largo, 2 more in Marathon, 1 more in Islamorada and 2 more cases without location information. There are two young children, one boy age 7 and one girl age 5. There are two women ages 66 and 72 and six men ages: 31, 51, 59, 72, 80, and 82.  Some of these cases may be associated with the Upper Keys nursing home that suffered an outbreak, however the FDOH COVID-19 Longterm Care Facility report for Monroe County has not been updated since June 10th. 

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Face Coverings Mandatory throughout the County: Yesterday (June 17th) Monroe County adopted an ordinance requiring face coverings: “Facial coverings over the nose and mouth must be worn by all employees and all customers in business establishments and other public settings where there is a roof overhead. The ordinance applies to employees and customers.  The ordinance permits restaurant and bar patrons to remove their masks while seated and eating or drinking and allows those working out in gyms to remove their face coverings while actively exercising, provided there is at least six feet of distance from the next closest person.  The ordinance recommends that everyone over six years old carry a mask with them whenever they are away from home and recommends that they wear mask wherever they come within six feet of another person. Violation of the ordinance is punishable by fines, but not jail time.” The City of Key West has its own similar regulation. In the City of Key West violations of the ordinance may be punished by fines and/or up to 60 days in jail.

Testing: There are currently 80 people in Monroe County awaiting COVID-19 test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. There are no COVID-19 hospitalizations in Monroe County as of this morning. Some Monroe County residents who are infected with COVID-19 could be recieving care in hospitals outside of Monroe.  4,453 COVID-19 tests have been completed to date in Monroe County; of those 3% have been positive. 

June 17: FDOH’s report this morning included six (6) more COVID-19 cases in Monroe County bringing the cumulative total to 137.  Included are 4 more cases in Key West bringing the total to 52 for that City, 1 more in Marathon bringing the total to 8, and 1 case without residency information. The newly infected residents are three men ages: 35, 41, and 47 and three women ages: 39, 47, and 83.  There are no COVID-19 patients in  local hospitals. (Some Monroe County residents infected with COVID-19 could be hospitalized outside the county.) There are 62 people awaiting COVID-19 test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. To date there have been 4,376 COVID-19 tests completed; 3% have been positive (including multiple tests on the same person.) The Keys have been open to visitors since June 1st (Phase 1) and bars have been open at 50% capacity since June 5th (Phase 2). Face coverings inside businesses are mandatory in the City of Key West but not in Monroe County although that is expected to change this afternoon during the BOCC meeting. (Note: a previous count reflected that there was a case confirmed at the Key West Naval Station; FDOH alerted us that they had included that information in error. The case was actually the 4th Key West case as reflected above.)

June 16: One more case of COVID-19 was included in the FDOH report this morning: A 53-year-old man who is a Key West resident. No new hospitalizations have been reported. 48 people are awaiting COVID-19 test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs.  To date there have been 4,286 COVID-19 tests completed; of those 3 % have been positive. Monroe County’s Board of County Commissioners will revisit the issue of making face coverings mandatory inside businesses and the appropriate enforcement mechanisms to accompany such a requirement.  The Keys reopened to tourism on June 1st (Phase 1) and bars have been open at 50% capacity since June 5th (Phase 2).

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June 15: This morning’s FDOH report brings the total cumulative COVID-19 case count for Monroe County to 130. Due to an FDOH correction the number of cases in Key West was lowered by 1. (There are 47 Key West residents to date who have tested positive for COVID-19.) There are two new cases in the report today (confirmed yesterday) with locations of residency still being determined by the FDOH.  A 65-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man are the most recent to test positive for COVDI-19. There are 49 people awaiting COVID-19 test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. 3% of tests have returned with positive results to date in Monroe County, including multiple tests on the same person.

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June 14: This morning’s report from FDOH included 1 more case of COVID-19 in Key West bringing the cumulative total for Monroe County up to 129. The newest community member to become infected is a 65-year-old woman. The department is still determining whether or not her infection is travel related as opposed to community acquired. Twenty new cases have been confirmed since the Keys opened up to tourists on June 1st. Sixteen of those have been determined to have been acquired by community spread here in the Keys. There are now a cumulative total of 48 Key West residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 37 people awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. 3% of tests completed in the Keys have returned positive results. The daily report now shows a total of 30 cases related to the Upper Keys nursing home, Crystal Health & Rehab. 

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June 13: This morning’s FDOH report shows 7 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed yesterday. The cumulative total for Monroe County is now 128. One is a resident of Key West, one is a resident of Tavernier while 5 cases are still under review with no location information available. The cumulative count for Key West is 47 cases. The Upper Keys islands of Key Largo and Tavernier are up to 27 cases and 20 cases respectively for a combined total equal to that of Key West (47). The Tavernier case count includes at least 18 COVID-19 positive cases associated with the outbreak at the nursing home Crystal Health & Rehab. The list of patients confirmed yesterday includes a 100-year-old man, the oldest resident to become infected to date. (The youngest is a 6-year-old boy who tested positive back in April.) Also on the list are four women ages: 89, 97, and two who are 71-years-old and two additional men, one is 45-years-old and the other 63-years-old. 44 patients are awaiting COVID-19 test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. To date there have been 4,093 COVID-19 tests completed in Monroe County; 3% have been positive. (This number includes multiple tests on the same person.) As of this morning there are no COVID-19 patients in any of the Florida Keys hospitals.  There may be Monroe County residents infected with COVID-19 being cared for in hospitals outside of Monroe County.

Update on the jail cases: FDOH reports no new cases at the jail after testing all persons who were in close contact with the two corrections officers who tested positive recently.  The two corrections officers are residents of Miami-Dade county and are not counted in the total number of cases in Monroe, although infections in correctional facilities are also separately tracked by the county in which the facility is located. One of the corrections officers became infected through contact with a sick household member. The second correction officer who tested positive was in close contact with the first as they car-pooled together to commute to work in Monroe.

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June 12: FDOH’s report included one new case of COVID-19 for Monroe County bringing the cumulative count to 121. According to the report the 34-year-old Key West woman was infected through community spread. The cumulative total for Key West is now 46. Two corrections officers, who reside in Miami-Dade County but are employed in the Monroe County jail system, also tested positive. (Those cases are counted in Miami-Dade cumulative case count but are also included in a separate tracking (by County) of COVID-19 found in correctional facilities. 39 people are awaiting results of COVID-19 tests from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. To date 4,023 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Monroe County; of those 3% have been positive. There are reportedly no COVID-19 patients in any Florida Keys hospitals as of this morning; however, some Monroe County residents could be hospitalized with COVID-19 in hospitals outside of the Keys.

June 11: FDOH reported 4 new cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys today bringing the cumulative total up to 120.  One new patient is a Key West resident, two are Key Largo residents, and FDOH is still determining residency for the fourth person. One person is a 42-year-old man who recently traveled to South Carolina and other parts of Florida. Two of the other patients were infected through community spread here in the Keys: a 38-year-old woman and an 82-year-old man. FDOH is still determining whether or not the fourth person, a 72-year-old man, was infected in the Keys. 36 people are awaiting COVID-19 test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. To date 3,963 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Monroe County; of those 3% have been positive (this includes multiple tests on the same person). FDOH reports there are currently no COVID-19 patients in Florida Keys hospitals. There may be Monroe County residents infected with COVID-19 being cared for in hospitals outside the county. There were 109 COVID-19 cases on the morning of June 1st – the day tourists were permitted to return to the Keys. There were 110 COVID-19 cases on the morning of June 5th – that night bars were allowed to open at 50% capacity. Face coverings are mandatory for patrons who enter inside businesses (with some practical exceptions) within the City of Key West. Face coverings may be required (at the option of the business owner) in unincorporated areas of the Keys. Monroe County will be revisiting the idea of creating a mandatory face covering requirement at their June 17th regularly scheduled meeting.

June 10:

Correction: FDOH has stated that there was an error in the daily report and on the dashboard today. In fact the 85-year-old woman who was confirmed positive for COVID-19 today has not died.

Sadly an 85-year-old woman who tested positive for COVID-19 was confirmed dead by FDOH today, June 10th, the same day her infection with the novel coronavirus was added to the FDOH database. She is the fifth Monroe County resident to die a COVID-19 related death. A second person was added to the Monroe County COVID-19 database – a 40-year-old man. The residency for the two new cases are listed as one in Marathon and the other not yet established. There are 63 people awaiting COVID-19 test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. To date there have been 3,880 COVID-19 tests completed in Monroe County; 3% of those have been positive. [This number included multiple tests on the same person.] The Keys have been open to tourists since the checkpoints came down on June 1st. Bars have been open at 50% capacity since June 5th. Face covering for patrons are mandatory in Key West when inside businesses with some practical exceptions (such as while eating and drinking in a restaurant or inside a hotel room.) Face coverings are not mandatory in unincorporated Monroe County however individual businesses may require they be worn. Monroe County commissioners will revisit the question of making face coverings mandatory at their next regularly scheduled meeting – June 17th.

June 9: There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported today in Monroe County however 4 cases previously missing location information were assigned to specific areas of the Keys. Three cases were assigned to Tavernier which now has a cumulative total of 26 cases (the 19 Upper Keys nursing home clients who tested positive are included in the Tavernier case count). Also, one case was assigned to Big Pine Key – the first case associated with that Florida Keys island. There are 51 people awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. To date 3,828 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Monroe County; of those 3% have been positive. [This number includes multiple tests on the same person.] There are no COVID-19 patients in Florida Keys hospitals as per most recent information…

June 8: Today FDOH reported another three cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County. Two are Key West residents: two minors, one a boy age 12, and the other a girl age 17 were confirmed positive yesterday. They had both recently traveled to other parts of Florida and to North Carolina. The 3rd case, also confirmed on Sunday, is another client of the Upper Keys nursing home that suffered an outbreak after a staff member became infected. The total number of clients in the nursing home who have tested positive is now 19. 8 staff members have tested positive as well. There were zero COVID-19 patients in Florida Keys hospitals as of this morning.  59 people are awaiting COVID-19 test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. To date there have been 3,766 COVID-19 tests completed in Monroe County; of those 3% have been positive. [That number includes multiple tests on the same person.]

June 7: FDOH reported one new case of COVID-19 today for Monroe County bringing the cumulative case count up to 111. The newest patient is a 53-year-old man who is a Key West resident was confirmed positive yesterday. Today marks the 7th day since transient lodging establishments were allowed to reopen and that the checkpoints at the entrance to the Keys (that kept tourists at bay) have been shut down. It also marks the third day that bars statewide are in operation. Key West has a mandatory face covering directive in effect for staff and clients of all indoor businesses – with some practical exceptions; unincorporated areas of Monroe County has not made the practice of requiring clients to wear masks mandatory (although the possibility of doing so will be revisited at the next BOCC meeting on June 17th). There are currently 61 people in Monroe County awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. There have been 3,712 total COVID-19 tests to date in Monroe County; 3% have been positive. This number includes multiple tests on the same person. 

June 6: No new cases of COVID-19 reported today. The cumulative case count remain at 110. 65 people are awaiting COVID-19 test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. There have been a total of  3,675 COVID-19 tests completed to date in Monroe County; of those 3% have been positive. (This number includes multiple tests on the same person.)

June 5: FDOH had no new cases of COVID-19 to report for Monroe County; the cumulative case count is 110. There are 65 people awaiting COVID-19 test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. To date there have been 3,629 COVID-19 tests completed in Monroe County; 3% of those have been positive. This number includes multiple tests on the same person. No new hospitalizations are showing on the FDOH dashboard. As of Monday this week there were no COVID-19 patients in Monroe County hospitals. 

Tourists have been welcomed back to the Keys. Nearly all businesses are now open many at full capacity. As of midnight, even bars have been allowed to welcome patrons at 50% capacity – after more than two months. Key West’s Mayor, Teri Johnston, sent around a message today reminding everyone that although the Governor’s order does not mandate face coverings inside businesses, the City of Key West does. The Key West regulation requires all persons to wear face coverings when entering businesses and when anywhere in public where six-foot social distancing is not possible. [A majority of county commissioners, on Wednesday during a special BOCC meeting, shot down a similar regulation for businesses in unincorporated areas of Monroe County. The County will however be revisiting the question at its June 17th regular meeting.] 

“As the state of Florida experiences the highest daily total of confirmed Covid-19 cases since March, the City of Key West’s facial covering protective measure remains in full effect.

Considering that we are in the early stages of re-opening, bringing our residents back to work and focusing on our economic recovery, wearing a mask in public when you cannot social distance remains an important step to prevent Covid-19 community spread. Please remember that facial coverings are required inside of all business establishments operating within the City except where expressly exempt such as while eating or drinking.

All businesses should feel comfortable and supported by the City of Key West as you promote this protective measure. We are doing an incredible job of keeping our residents, employees and guests safe. As we continue to reopen now is the time to educate and inform our guests that we are welcoming back into Key West of the importance of facial coverings for everyone. Let’s keep this curve crushed.” ~ Key West Mayor, Teri Johnston

To see the Governor’s Phase 2 graphic CLICK HERE.

June 4: FDOH reported one new case of COVID-19 in Monroe County today.  A 64-year-old woman from Tavernier is the most recent Monroe County resident to become infected with the coronavirus. Bob Eadie, Administrator of the Monroe County Department of Health, told county commissioners this morning that the woman had become infected after coming into contact with a Miami-Dade County resident who was infected with the virus. 71 people are awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. To date 3,588 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Monroe County; 3% have been positive. (This number includes multiple tests on the same person). 

Phase 2 Re-opening – BARS to open June 5th: Yesterday, June 3rd, just two days after the checkpoints at the entrance to the Florida Keys were dismantled, Governor DeSantis announced that the state would be moving into Phase 2 of his plan to reopen Florida. The Phase 2 Executive Order allows bars and movie theaters to open on June 5th, at 50% of their indoor capacity. Bars had been ordered closed by Governor DeSantis effective March 17th and have been shut down ever since. The Governor’s Phase Two of the plan also allows retail shops, restaurants, museums, gyms, movie theaters, and personal care businesses to begin operating at 100% capacity. Phase Two applies to Monroe County but excludes the counties to the north of Monroe – “hot-spots” Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties – triggering concern that this situation will create a magnet for residents from those counties to the north who will flock to the Keys seeking barroom entertainment that has been forbidden for months. Monroe County’s Emergency Management Director, Shannon Weiner announced at this morning’s special County Commission meeting that the Governor’s Phase Two directives will be implemented for Monroe County. The Governor has allowed local governments to take stricter measures, at their option, throughout the coronavirus crisis. The Governor’s executive order also increases the recommended limitation on gatherings of groups from no more than 10 people to more than 50 people. CDC guidelines are recommended but not mandatory such as maintaining a minimum 6-foot social distancing and wearing face coverings. 

Monroe County / No Mandatory face coverings — yet. County commissioners voted 3 to 2 against a proposed ordinance that would make it mandatory in unincorporated area of Monroe County for those entering the interior of a business establishment to wear a face covering. The ordinance will however be revisited at the next regular BOCC meeting on June 17th. The proposed ordinance, which may be revised before the next meeting, allows for some exceptions. For example, once seated at a restaurant diners would be allowed to remove their masks to eat and drink. Barbershops and beauty salons would be exempt from requiring face coverings in situations that interfere with services.  Hotel and other lodging establishments would allow guests to take off their masks once inside their individual units. Any employees of businesses that are not open to the public would not be required to wear face coverings. Those who violate the mask requirements would face a fine or arrest.  For now, it is up to business owners to decide whether and when patrons are required to wear masks. 

Key West / Mandatory face coverings/ temperature taking: On May 29th the City of Key West issued a directive requiring the wearing of face coverings and taking of temperatures in many business establishments. With some exceptions, all persons in a business establishment of any type operating within the City of Key West must wear a face covering. Exceptions include activities such as consumption in a restaurant and certain outdoor activities. All business establishments must screen and evaluate workers who exhibit signs of illness. Employers shall take the temperature daily of all employees reporting to work utilizing infrared or non-contact thermometers. Any employee testing at or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit must be sent home. Certain businesses, especially those where masks may be temporarily removed, are required to screen customers with a non-contact thermometer as well. Currently these businesses include restaurants, gyms, personal services and charter boats. Beginning seven 7 days from the date of the current directive, hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns, and any other transient public lodging establishment containing more than one individual unit, shall take the temperature of every guest upon check-in. All persons shall continue to avoid congregating in groups of 10 or more and shall maintain social distancing of at least six feet from other persons not in their group. All businesses are responsible for strictly enforcing any and all required social distancing, facial coverings and temperature and health screening directives. To assist business owners, the City has instituted a hotline at (305) 809-1101 for non-compliance and also provided suggested signage. Violation are punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 60 days, a fine not to exceed $500, or both.

June 3: FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County today. There are 132 people in Monroe County awaiting COVID-19 test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. There have been 3,389 COVID-19 tests completed for Monroe County to date; of those 3% have been positive. (This number includes multiple tests on the same person.) There are no COVID-19 hospital patients in Monroe County hospitals at this time. 

The City of Key West announced the reopening – effective today – of all playgrounds, facility restrooms, splash pads, basketball and tennis courts, and public pools. City officials urge everyone to abide by CDC guidelines for social distancing while enjoying these recreational facilities.

June 2: FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 today for Monroe County leaving the cumulative cases count at 109. There are 119 persons awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. There have been 3,389 COVID-19 tests completed for Monroe County to date; of those 3% have been positive. (This number includes multiple tests on the same person.) There are no COVID-19 hospital patients in Monroe County at this time.

June 1: FDOH reported one new case of COVID-19 today for Monroe County bringing the cumulative number of cases to 109. The 56-year-old woman who was confirmed positive yesterday lives in Monroe County; the specific island is still being determined by FDOH. There are 114 persons awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. There have been 3,330 COVID-19 tests completed for Monroe County to date; of those 3% have been positive. (This number includes multiple tests on the same person.) Today, during the CVOID-19 Countywide Coordinating Meeting, Bob Eadie, Administrator of the Monroe County DOH, stated that all long-term care facilities in Monroe County have had staff and clients tested for COVID-19 with no positive cases detected (other than the Upper Keys nursing home that suffered an outbreak in April that resulted in 23 cases and 1 death to date).

The checkpoints at the entrance to the Keys have been shut down since midnight; visitors are no longer being denied entry by car. The airports are no longer screening incoming visitors. Hotels, vacation rentals and most businesses are now permitted to open. Bars, pubs, nightclubs are among those businesses that have not yet been given the green light to open their doors to indoor consumption.

May 31: FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County today. The cumulative case count remains at 108. There are 188 persons awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. There have been 3,169 COVID-19 tests completed in Monroe County to date; 3% of those were positive. (The number includes multiple tests on the same person.) The checkpoints at the entrance to the Florida Keys that have kept tourists away for over 2 months will no longer be in place as of tomorrow June 1st. Hotels and vacation rentals will also be open for business.

Monroe County vacation rentals have been approved to reopen on June 1st at the same time as hotels and other lodging facilities. A special plan to keep staff and customers safe has been approved by the state.  To view a copy of the vacation rental safety policy and see Mayor Heather Carruthers most recent Facebook Live Q&A CLICK HERE.

May 30: FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County today leaving the cumulative case count at 108. There are 167 patients awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. There have been 2,669 COVID-19 tests completed to date; 4% of those have been positive. (The number includes multiple tests on the same person.) As of Tuesday May 26th there were no COVID-19 patients at any of the Florida Keys hospitals.  The FDOH dashboard shows no new hospitalizations today.  All Key West hospitals have surge plans in place in the event that there is a spike in cases. The next update on hospitalizations will be on Monday June 1st during the weekly countywide coordinating meeting. Some Monroe County COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in Miami hospitals. Information on the number of hospitalizations, of Monroe County residents who have been hospitalized outside of Monroe County is not provided by FDOH in its database related to Monroe County. Additionally, when a resident from another Florida county becomes infected and is tested in Monroe County the case will not be counted in Monroe County but rather in the county of residence of the patient (ie. not the county where the patient became infected.) Non-Florida residents who tested positive in Monroe County, however, are counted in Monroe County’s case number statistics and are noted as “non-FL residents”. 

CLICK HERE for the video and transcribed highlights from the most recent CVOID-19 countywide coordinating meeting.

For more information: http://www.monroecountyem.com/1169/COVID-19-Coronavirus

May 29: FDOH reported one new case of COVID-19 in Monroe County today. The new patient is a 31-year-old man who resides in Marathon. FDOH is still investigating whether or not his infection may be travel-related. He has had no known contact with anyone who has tested positive. There are 99 people in Monroe County awaiting test results from state labs (much of this is related to contact tracing efforts) and an unknown number of patients awaiting results from private labs. To date there have been 2,635 COVID-19 tests completed in Monroe County; 4% of those have been positive. (The number includes multiple tests on the same person.) As of Tuesday May 26th there were no COVID-19 patients at any of the Florida Keys hospitals.  The FDOH dashboard shows no new hospitalizations. On Monday June 1st the checkpoints at the entrance to the Florida Keys will come down, and hotels and vacation rentals will reopen to short term guests. All Key West hospitals have surge plans in place in the event that there is a spike in cases. The next update on hospitalizations will be on Monday June 1st during the next countywide coordinating meeting. Some Monroe County COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in Miami hospitals. Those hospitalization numbers are not provided by FDOH. Additionally, when a resident from another Florida county becomes infected and is tested in Monroe County the case will show in the county of residence of the patient – not necessarily the county where the patient became infected.

The Monroe County Clerk has announced that Clerk’s offices will reopen to the public on June 1st. All patrons will be required to wear a face covering to enter the building and will be required to maintain proper social distancing. Marriage license services will no longer be limited to the Marathon location. Full marriage license services, including ceremonies will resume at all three locations, including Plantation Key and Key West offices. For those patron wishing to limit their interactions, the drop box option will still be available.

May 28: For the sixth day in a row FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County.  Today FDOH’s Long-term care facilities report confirmed the nursing home in Tavernier (Crystal Heath Rehab Center) has had 18 clients and 6 staff members test positive to date. One client, a 91-year-old woman passed away earlier this week. There are 110 Monroe County patients awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. To date there have been 2,592 COVID-19 tests completed in Monroe County; 4% of those have been positive. As of Tuesday May 26th there were no COVID-19 patients at any of the Florida Keys hospitals.  On Monday June 1st the checkpoints at the entrance to the Florida Keys will come down, and hotels and vacation rentals will reopen to short term guests. All Key West hospitals have surge plans in place in the event that there is a spike in cases.

Today, Governor DeSantis announced the Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins tomorrow. During this time, critical supplies for hurricane preparedness such as water, medicine, flashlights, batteries and generators, are tax free. More information on qualifying items can be found HERE.

May 27: FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County today. The cumulative case count remains at 107. 98 patients are awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. There have been a total of 2,549 COVID-19 tests completed in Monroe County to date; 4% of those have been positive. On Tuesday morning all Florida Keys hospitals reported no COVID-19 patients. Keys residents are anxiously awaiting the removal of the checkpoints at the entrance to the Keys and the reopening of hotels and vacation rentals which is set to occur on June 1st.

May 26: FDOH had no new cases of COVID-19 to report for Monroe County today. The cumulative case count remains at 107. 97 patients are awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. This morning all Florida Keys hospitals reported no COVID-19 patients at this time. 

CLICK HERE for the video and transcribed highlights from the most recent CVOID-19 countywide coordinating meeting.

For more information: http://www.monroecountyem.com/1169/COVID-19-Coronavirus

May 25: FDOH reported the fourth Covid-19 related death of a Monroe County resident today. A 91-year-old woman who was confirmed COVID-19 positive on May 16th has died. FDOH said only that she had underlying chronic conditions. Our records show that all patients confirmed on May 16th were infected due to the outbreak at the Upper Keys (Tavernier) nursing home. On Tuesday morning Bob Eadie, Administrator of the DOH-Monroe confirmed that the woman who died was indeed one of the 15 or so clients of Crystal Health Rehab Center in Tavernier – the nursing home that suffered an outbreak discovered last month. Six staff members of the facility have also been confirmed positive for COVID-19.

There is one less case today (back to 107). FDOH had reported that a fourth Summerland Key resident had been confirmed positive yesterday; however, that was an error as the patient does not reside in Monroe County.

May 24: A 36-year-old woman who is a resident of Summerland Key was confirmed positive for COVID-19 today. This brings the cumulative number of cases of COVID-19 to 108; 4 total for Summerland Key. 95 patients are awaiting test results from state labs (primarily associated with contact tracing investigations) and an unknown number of patients are awaiting test results from private labs. To date there have been 2,437 COVID-19 tests completed for patients in Monroe County; 4% of those have been positive. The official number of coronavirus related deaths for Monroe County is three (3); however, there is a possibility that seven (7) clients of the Upper Keys nursing home that suffered an outbreak may have also been infected when they died in March or April. The nursing home had not alerted DOH authorities of those deaths and their bodies are no longer available for testing.

May 23: The number of cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County jumped to 107 today (from 101 yesterday). The FDOH report shows six new cases, two new cases in Key West, one non-Florida resident and three are classified as “missing city”. The non-Florida resident is a 24-year-old man who had recently travelled elsewhere in Florida and in Minnesota; it is presumed that he became infected outside the Keys. The other patients are 4 men ages 68, 69, 84 and 89 and one woman age 75. There are 96 patients awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number of patients awaiting test results from private labs. To date there have been 2,406 COVID-19 tests completed in Monroe County; 4% of those have been positive. The official number of coronavirus deaths is 3; however, there were 7 deaths that were not timely reported at a Tavernier nursing home that may have been COVID-19 related. The remains of those deceased patients are no longer available for testing. Yesterday Mayor Heather Carruthers announced on a Facebook Live Q&A that there were no COVID-19 related hospitalizations in Monroe County hospitals at that time.

May 22: FDOH reported one more case of COVID-19 today in Monroe County. The 76-year-old man is the sixteen client of an Upper Keys nursing home to have been confirmed positive for disease. The cluster of cases discovered last month is still being investigated by the health department. Six staff members have also been infected. This week the nursing home, Crystal Health Rehab Center, has come under fire after a report from the Agency for Health Care Administration came to light. After an unannounced visit to the facility on May 2nd the Agency for Health Care Administration produced the report which revealed the nursing home had not been following appropriate social distancing protocols and had failed to report 13 client deaths to the department of health. According to Bob Eadie, the Administrator of the Monroe County Department of Health, the 13 deaths likely occurred between March and April. Portions of the report are redacted but it appears that the deaths occurred after the facility had been put on notice to report all deaths directly to the department of health due to the coronavirus heath emergency. The facilities’ medical director, the report states, ordered COVID-19 tests for seven of the deceased clients however it appears the tests were either never conducted or inconclusive (the report does not make that clear). The report states that “7 of the 13 deaths were suspicious for COVID-19.” The bodies of the deceased are no longer available for testing, according to Bob Eadie, and so it is not possible for the department to determine whether or not any of those people were indeed infected with the virus when they died. This puts into question the total number of deaths in Monroe County due to COVID-19. The official number is three.

May 21: FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 today in Monroe County. The cumulative total for the Keys is 100 cases. 45 patients are awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. There have been 2,307 tests completed in Monroe County to date; 4% of those have been positive. On Monday it was reported during the countywide coordinating meeting that there were no COVID-19 patients in any Florida Keys hospitals. There may be COVID-19 positive Monroe County residents hospitalized outside the Keys. 

[corrected] May 20: FDOH reported one new case of COVID-19 today in Monroe County. The cumulative total for the Keys is 100 cases. The new patient is a 26-year-old woman who is a non-resident presumed to have become infected while in Minnesota. 27 patients are awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number from private labs. There have been 2,261 tests completed in Monroe County to date; 4% of those have been positive. On Monday it was reported during the countywide coordinating meeting that there were no COVID-19 patients in any Florida Keys hospitals.

May 19: FDOH reported no new cases today; the total number of COVID-19 cases reported to date for Monroe County has been 99 since Sunday.  43 patients are awaiting test results from state labs; an unknown number from private labs. There have been 2,134 tests completed in Monroe County to date; 5% of those have been positive. Yesterday it was reported during the countywide coordinating meeting that there were no COVID-19 patients in any Florida Keys hospitals. 

May 18: The City of Key West announced that gyms and fitness centers will reopen today, Monday, May 18th. Important safety measures such as limiting access to the building, monitoring entrances and exits and limiting occupancy loads to no more than 50 percent along with other safety and social distancing protocols are mandatory. All other essential and non-essential businesses that have been allowed to reopen may now operate at 50% capacity as well. (Restaurants were initially allowed only 25% capacity indoors under the governor’s order which has since been amended.) Monroe County officials announced this morning that while all essential and non-essential businesses are allowed to operate at 50% capacity personal care services must limit their capacity to 25%.  In addition all businesses are required to implement strict measures to limit the exposure of staff and clients to the novel coronavirus. 

Cases: FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County today. The total number of cases was reduced by 1 bringing it down to 99. (The Key Largo case reported yesterday was an error. There are 18 total cases in Key Largo.)

This morning all three Florida Keys hospitals reported they have no COVID-19 patients or patients suspected of having the illness. There are 45 patients awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number awaiting results from private labs. There have been 2,087 COVID-19 tests completed in Monroe County to date; 5% have been positive.  

Update May 17: 

**BREAKING** Re-opening set for June 1st: Checkpoints to come down, screenings at airports and bus restrictions will cease and hotels and other visitor lodging establishments will open at 50% capacity while implementing special safety measures for staff and clientele.

Cases: FDOH reported 5 more cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County today. All new patients are associated with the Upper Keys nursing home. 1 patient is a Key Largo resident; the other 4 are listed in the “missing city” category. FDOH has been placing patients associated with the Upper Keys nursing home facility in this category.  There are now a total of 15 clients and 6 staff members (1 more) of the CRYSTAL HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER listed as Covid-19 cases in the FDOH Longterm Care Facility Report. Two are men ages 63 and 86, two are women ages 63 and 91, and one patient is 60-years-old, gender unknown.

There are 50 patients awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number awaiting test results from private labs. To date there have been 2,047 COVID-19 tests completed in Monroe County; 5% of those have been positive. There have been no new hospitalizations since May 14th. Based on best available information there is currently one patient hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Florida Keys. There may also be Monroe County residents hospitalized outside the county.

Restaurants may now operate at 50% capacity.

May 16: FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County this morning; the total number of cases remains 95. No new hospitalizations are showing on the FDOH dashboard. 46 patients are awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number are awaiting results from private labs. There have been a total of 1,970 COVID-19 tests completed in Monroe County to date; 5% have been positive. There is no new information for the Upper Keys nursing facility. The case count remains at 11 clients and 5 staff members and one outside person infected due to contact with the facility. Some nursing home clients/staff were retested after some tests came back inconclusive and results are still pending. 

May 15: FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County this morning leaving the total number of cases at 95. 49 patients are awaiting testing results from state labs and an unknown number of patients are awaiting test results from private labs. The Upper Keys nursing home cases currently show as 11 clients and 5 staff members in the Longterm Care Facility Report which was last updated by FDOH on 5/14/20. Bob Eadie, Administrator of the DOH-Monroe has stated that more positive test results related to the nursing home outbreak are to be expected.

LAWSUIT PROTESTING ROADBLOCKS: Key West business owners Jonathan and Jessica Haim, who own several shops on Duval Street, filed a Complaint for Declaratory Judgment and Permanent Injunction yesterday challenging the constitutionality of the roadblocks the county set up on US 1 and Card Sound Road that bar most non-residents from entering the Keys. The Haims have also filed an emergency motion asking for a temporary injunction to keep county officials from enforcing the “travel ban” during the pendency of the case. Also listed as a Plaintiff is Jonathan Haim’s mother, Bettina Haim, a Seminole County resident who claims the roadblocks are keeping her from visiting her son and daughter-in-law who are expecting their first child this summer. The “checkpoints,” as county officials call them, have been in place since the end of March. Non-residents who do not fit the criteria for entry into the Keys are forced to turn around by Sheriff’s deputies and other county employees who are manning the checkpoints. Defendants are: Monroe County, Monroe County Board of County Commissioners, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Rick Ramsay, in his capacity as Sheriff of Monroe County, Heather Carruthers, in her capacity as Mayor of Monroe County, Shannon Weiner, in her capacity as Emergency Management Director of Monroe County. The case has been assigned to Judge Timothy Koenig. As yet no hearing has been set for the Emergency Motion. [Stay tuned for more details in a separate article.]

County Mayor Heather Carruthers had this to say in response to the lawsuit:

“We believe we are well within local government’s authority to take action in a global pandemic to declare a state of emergency, as the state of Florida and the federal government have. The checkpoint was initiated to protect the health of our citizens who live at the doorstep of a major metropolitan area that has been the epicenter of the virus in our state. We look forward to successfully defending our actions in court.”

May 14: FDOH reported one less case of COVID-19 in Monroe County this morning. It appears that the report of new Key West patient yesterday was an error. There are a total of 39 Key West residents who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and a total of 95 patients who have tested positive in the Florida Keys overall including 8 non-residents.

The FDOH is showing one more hospitalization today. April 20th was the last time a new hospitalization was reported for Monroe County hospitals. The cumulative total of Monroe County hospitalizations is now 12 (10 residents and 2 non-residents). On Monday of this week there were zero COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the Florida Keys. Three of the 12 hospitalized patients died in late March. The most recent information (March 12) is showing 11 clients and 5 staff members positive in the Upper Keys nursing home that recently reported an outbreak. Testing at the facility is ongoing. It is not yet known, whether the hospitalized patient reported this morning is in any way associated with the nursing home outbreak.

There are 37 patients awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number of patients awaiting test results from private labs. (State labs are used primarily during DOH contact tracing investigations after they have been informed of a positive result from a private lab. Private labs are used by physicians in diagnosing patients with COVID-19 like symptoms.) To date there have been 1,889 tests performed in Monroe County; 5% have been positive (the number of tests includes the same patient being tested multiple times).

May 13: FDOH reported one more case of COVID-19 in Monroe County this morning bringing the total cumulative case count to 96. This patient is a 50-year-old woman who resides in Key West. There are no details provided and it is not known whether her infection is in any way connected to the Upper Keys nursing home outbreak. (Note: This case was reported as a Monroe County case in error and was removed/corrected the next day.)

There are 79 patients awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number of patients awaiting test results from private labs. (State labs are used primarily during DOH contact tracing investigations after they have been informed of a positive result from a private lab. Private labs are used by physicians in diagnosing patients with COVID-19 like symptoms.) To date there have been 1811 tests performed in Monroe County; 5% have been positive (the number of tests includes the same patient being tested multiple times).

There have been no new hospitalizations reported in Florida Keys hospitals. Some Florida Keys residents may be hospitalized outside the County. On Monday there were no longer any COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the Keys nor any patients awaiting testing due to undiagnosed illness with COVID-19 type symptoms. The total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida Keys hospitals to date (of the 96 patients) is 11.

May 12: The FDOH added three more cases to the Monroe County COVID-19 database bringing the total up to 95. All three are men. One is a Key Largo resident. The men are 67, 68, and 70 years old. The spike in cases which came last Friday after six days of no new cases is related to an outbreak at an Upper Keys nursing home. Bob Eadie, Administrator of the Monroe County DOH said more nursing cases home are expected. The department is also performing contact tracing investigations. As of Monday morning only one person had been confirmed positive due to contact with the nursing home who is neither a staff member nor a client. Eadie said that person is a Monroe County employee. The Longterm Care Facility Report is showing 11 clients and 5 staff members tested positive so far at the Crystal Health and Rehab Center on Highpoint Road in Tavernier. Presumably two infected staff members reside outside Monroe County in Miami-Dade as there are only 15 new cases listed for Monroe County and one of them is a Monroe County employee who was in contact with persons at the nursing home but is neither a member of the staff nor a client. 

There have been no new hospitalizations in the Keys according to the FDOH dashboard. Some residents of Monroe County may be hospitalized outside the county in which case the hospitalization does not appear in the FDOH dashboard as a Monroe County hospitalization. On Monday, during the countywide coordinating meeting, it was announced that there were no patients suspected of being infected with the coronavirus in any of the local hospitals.

There are currently 51 patients awaiting test results from state labs. There are an unknown number of patients awaiting test results from private labs. For the most part state labs are used during contact tracing investigations once a known case is reported to the department of health and private labs are used by doctors whose patients are symptomatic. There have been a total of 1,783 COVID-19 tests conducted in Monroe County to date; 5% of those have been positive. 

May 11: This morning the FDOH database shows 4 more cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County bringing the total case count up to 92. Three women ages 53, 57 and 90 and one 82-year-old man are the newest patients to test positive. Bob Eadie, Administrator of the Monroe County Department of Health, stated this morning during the countywide coordinating meeting, that 11 people who have been tested by a joint strike team addressing the outbreak of COVID-19 in an Upper Keys nursing home have tested positive so far and more confirmed cases are expected. When asked if this was a concern for the community at large he responded,

“The answer is yes it is concerning. And the reason being that that’s a source of infection that if you have people coming in and out that can be spread. You have employees coming in and out. Some of the employees have tested positive. We’re following up on that, from our perspective, with contact-tracing and also the state is too. But yes it’s a matter of concern and if you look at the statistics it’s a major source of infection and a major source of fatalities from the disease. Does it affect us going forward? I can’t tell you right now because it’s early days of contact-tracing, but so far we have not identified any positive cases coming out of that facility into Monroe County other than a Monroe County employee. So, I’m not sure how that fits in but we’ve not seen an uptick in that area having infections. So yes it’s concerning but it won’t drive our decisions as to whether this is a major issue. We need to look at it very closely. We’ll see where it goes. That’s the best I can give you. I’m optimistic.  It’s not been as bad as I thought it was and I’m hoping it will continue that way.”

There have been no new deaths or hospitalizations. Lower Keys Medical Center reports they have no patients under investigation for possible COVID-19 infection at this time. All Florida Keys hospitals are now performing elective surgeries.

Monroe County Amended Directive: 

Barbershops, Hair and Nail Salons, Massage Therapists Open with mandatory requirements and suggested guidelines to protect customers and employees from the transmission of COVID-19

Personal care businesses may operate at 25 percent capacity and by individual appointment only, no groups. Appointments shall be spaced 15 minutes apart to allow for proper sanitizing and disinfecting procedures. Masks must be worn by all employees and customers, to the extent that a mask doesn’t unreasonably interfere with the provision of services. All surfaces, tools and linens should be disinfected before reopening and between each day of operation. All unnecessary frequently touched items, such as magazines, newspapers, paper products and décor should be removed from service areas.

Essential Businesses that have been allowed to remain open throughout the crisis may now operate at 50 percent capacity.

Non-essential businesses are allowed to reopen at 25 percent capacity.

However, bars, nightclubs, gyms and all fitness studios shall remain closed at this time.

The Monroe County directive reads:

Businesses performing personal care services such as barbershops, salons, nail salons, and massage therapists may open with 25 percent capacity under the following conditions:
Mandatory rules:
• All customers will be by appointment only.
• There shall be a minimum of 15 minutes between the conclusion of an appointment and the beginning of the next appointment for proper disinfecting practices.
• No group appointments are permitted.
• Masks must be worn by all employees while performing personal services.
• Customers must wear masks except to the extent a mask unreasonably interferes with the provision of professional services.

Suggested guidelines:
• Thoroughly clean and disinfect prior to reopening. Make sure to disinfect all surfaces, tools and linens, even if they were cleaned before the business originally closed. This type of cleaning should continue between each day of operation.
• Remove all unnecessary, frequently touched items like magazines, newspapers, service menus and any other unnecessary paper products and decor from customer service areas.

Individuals older than 65 years of age and individuals with a serious underlying medical condition should continue to stay at home. When leaving home, these individuals should follow social distancing and other general mitigation guidance. Those living with vulnerable individuals should be aware of the exposure risk that they could carry the virus back home after returning to work or other environments where distancing is not practiced.

To view the directive CLICK HERE.

Cities within Monroe County may have additional restrictions.

For more highlights from this morning’s countywide COVID-19 coordinating meeting CLICK HERE.

May 10: 1 Less Case This Morning (88 CASES)

Cases: This morning the FDOH database shows one less case of COVID-19 for Monroe County. A 49-year-old woman was removed from the list. She had been mistakenly added to the list yesterday. The current total number of cases assigned to Monroe County is 88.

Nursing Home Update: 8 new patients who were discovered in an Upper Keys nursing home were added to the Monroe County COVID-19 case count yesterday. Testing of nursing home residents and staff continues. So far there have been 11 residents and 3 staff of the nursing home who have tested positive. (Not all have been added to the FDOH case count as yet. If any staff reside in Miami-Dade and commute to work they will be counted as MIAMI-Dade cases.)

Testing: 28 additional test results were added to the FDOH database this morning.  40 patients are awaiting test results from a state lab. An unknown number of patients are awaiting test results from private labs where most of the testing is being done. State lab testing is used during DOH contact tracing investigations while local doctors and private labs are used for patients who seek out medical care due to symptoms of COVID-19. There have been 1,631 COVID-19 tests performed to date in Monroe County according to the most up-to-date information provided by FDOH (about 2% of the population of the Florida Keys). 5% of those who have been tested received positive test results. No new hospitalizations have been reported.  An update with some details on the nursing home cases and the number of hospitalizations is expected during the weekly countywide coordination meeting scheduled for Monday morning.  

Lodging businesses may now take reservations: The Florida Keys continue to be closed to visitors and do not anticipate opening to non-residents during the month of May, and potentially longer however Monroe County amended Emergency Directive 20-02 to provide Florida Keys lodging businesses (motel, vacation rental, marina, RV park, and timeshare) authorization to begin accepting reservations for any time period, but the vacation stays cannot be fulfilled unless the state of emergency is no longer in effect, which would also result in discontinuing the two informational checkpoints on the 18-mile stretch and State Road 905 and screenings at Key West and Marathon airports.

Monroe County has not announced a date to reopen to visitors but has been relaxing internal protective measures in conjunction with the Governor’s orders. Emergency Management continues to closely monitor infection rates in Monroe County, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties and other hot spots that frequently travel to the Florida Keys.

More information on COVID-19 measures in the Florida Keys can be found at www.monroecountyem.com/covid19.

GOVERNOR’S NEW DIRECTIVES:

Palm Beach County:

Miami-Dade and Broward County haven’t been allowed to join Florida’s phased plans yet. Palm Beach County was also not included initially, but Mayor Dave Kerner sent a letter to Governor DeSantis pleading for permission to reopen his county and the governor agreed on Friday. Palm Beach’s Mayor also said on Friday that he is targeting May 18 to reopen public beaches.

Miami-Dade and Broward:

On Friday, during a news conference in Palm Beach, DeSantis said he would also like to move Miami-Dade and Broward into Phase 1, possibly starting May 18. Miami-Dade County’s Mayor Carlos Gimenez has set a target date for the county to start re-opening May 18. Broward County officials said they will work together with Miami-Dade County on the date of re-opening.

Barbershops and Salons:
Barbershops and salons were not initially included in the Phase 1 stage of reopening but Governor DeSantis amended his order to allow them to open in Phase 1 beginning tomorrow Monday May 11. DeSantis said any of the facilities that would open their shops Monday would have to use enhanced safety protocols. Monroe County and the City of Key West have not yet added barbershops and salons to the list of businesses that may open in Phase 1. We expect to have an update tomorrow morning during the countywide coordinating meeting See the protocols here

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May 9: Today, after six days with no new COVID-19 cases, FDOH’s report revealed nine more cases in Monroe County due to the discovery of a cluster of cases in a Plantation Key assisted living facility. Residents and staff at the 120-bed Crystal Health and Rehab Center were all tested for COVID-19 after a speech therapist who worked there tested positive not long after two residents, ages 101 and 87, died. FDOH has confirmed that the residents who died were not infected with the virus. Ten people who either work or live at the facility have tested positive so far: The initial staff member and 9 residents. Five of the residents who tested positive are women between the ages of 49 and 86 and four are men between the ages of 64 and 88. 64 additional test results were added to the FDOH database this morning. This 11% spike in the number of cases has brought the overall percentage of those tested positive back up to 6% from 5% the previous day. No new hospitalizations have been reported.  An update on the nursing home cases and the number of hospitalizations is expected during the weekly countywide coordination meeting scheduled for Monday morning. 

May 8: 

Cases: For the sixth day in a row FDOH has reported no new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County. There were 52 additional test results returned since yesterday morning. 23 patients are awaiting test results from state labs. An unknown number of patients are awaiting test results from private labs where most of the testing is being done. State lab testing is used during DOH contact tracing investigations while local doctors and private labs are used for patients who seek out medical care due to symptoms of COVID-19. There have been 1,539 COVID-19 tests performed to date in Monroe County according to the most up-t0-date information provided by FDOH (about 2% of the population of the Florida Keys). 5% of those who have been tested received positive test results.

Re-opening: Today marks the fifth day since the governor’s phase 1 easing of restrictions began in the Keys (on Monday). The incubation period for the novel coronavirus (SARS-Co-V-2 RNA) is between 2 and 14 days according to the most recent information provided by the CDC. There have been no new cases since last Saturday. Bob Eadie, Administrator of the Monroe County Department of Health warns that the community must remain vigilant at this time to avoid a resurgence. (See updated COVID-19 “curve” graph below.)

Rapid testing and antibody testing: On Monday morning, during the weekly countywide conference, Eadie is expected to provide an update on the local DOH acquisition of rapid testing kits (to test for active virus) to help intensify contact tracing efforts. The state has acquired the test kits but has been sending all supplies, in priority, to areas with the most need – such as the counties to our north. Eadie is also expected to provide as update regarding the progress of the DOH task force that is working on a plan for widespread serologic (antibody) testing for Keys residents. 

Hospitalizations: Last Monday, during the countywide conference Eadie, Administrator of the Monroe County Department of Health stated there were no patients hospitalized in the Keys at that time. (Some Florida Keys residents may be hospitalized in Miami hospitals, however that information has not been publicly shared.) According to the FDOH database there have been no new hospitalizations of Monroe County residents in Florida since April 20th. Since March 27, when FDOH announced the first Monroe County COVID-19 hospitalizations, the total number of hospitalizations of Monroe County residents due to COVID-19 to-date has reached 9. An additional 2 patients, who are not Florida residents, have also been hospitalized in Florida Keys hospitals with COVID-19 during that time period.

May 7: For the fifth day in a row FDOH has had no new cases of COVID-19 to report for the Florida Keys. There were 32 additional test results returned since yesterday morning. 51 patients are awaiting test results from state labs. An unknown number of patients are awaiting test results from private labs where most of the testing is being done. There have been 1,487 COVID-19 tests performed to date in Monroe County according to most up-to-date FDOH information (about 2% of the population); 5% of those tested have been positive (this percentage has been steadily decreasing over time) According to Bob Eadie, Administrator of the Monroe County Department of Health, effects, if any, on the number of new COVID-19 cases as a result of loosening of restrictions (which began on Monday) will not be seen for several days.  The incubation period for the novel coronavirus (SARS-Co-V-2 RNA) is between 2 and 14 days according to the most recent information provided by the CDC:

When is someone infectious?… The onset and duration of viral shedding and the period of infectiousness for COVID-19 are not yet known. It is possible that SARS-CoV-2 RNA may be detectable in the upper or lower respiratory tract for weeks after illness onset, similar to infections with MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV. However, detection of viral RNA does not necessarily mean that infectious virus is present. There are reports of asymptomatic infections (detection of virus with no development of symptoms) and pre-symptomatic infections (detection of virus prior to development of symptoms) with SARS-CoV-2, but their role in transmission is not yet known. Based on existing literature, the incubation period (the time from exposure to development of symptoms) of SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses (e.g. MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV) ranges from 2–14 days.”  ~ https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/faq.html

A message from the Monroe County Department of Health:

Monroe County Needs to Remain Vigilant About COVID-19

Regardless of the measures currently being taken to relax restrictions, the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County implores residents to continue implementing safe practices to prevent COVID-19. Bob Eadie, Administrator and Health Officer for the department states, “Now, more than ever, residents are asked to follow measures to prevent the spread of infection.” Practice social distancing and keep six feet between yourself and others; wear a cloth face cover in public; avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth; cover coughs and sneezes; stay home when sick; and clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces. COVID-19 is still in the community and the possibility of infection exists and will for some time. For more information, visit floridahealthcovid19.gov. The CDC has also developed guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting your home and workplace here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/reopen-guidance.html.”

Wed May 6: For the fourth day in a row FDOH has had no new cases of COVID-19 to report for the Florida Keys. There were 28 additional test results returned since last night. 45 patients are awaiting test results from state labs. An unknown number of patients are awaiting test results from private labs where most of the testing is being done. There have been 1,455 COVId-19 tests performed to date in Monroe County according to most up-to-date FDOH information; 5% of those have been positive (this percentage has been steadily decreasing over time) According to Bob Eadie, Administrator of the Monroe County Department of Health, any effects, if any, on the number of new COVID-19 cases as a result of loosening of restrictions on businesses (which began on Monday) will not be seen for several days.

Tues May 5: FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County for the third day in a row. There were 52 additional test results returned since last night. 15 patients are awaiting test results from state labs. An unknown number of patients are awaiting test results from private labs where most of the testing is being done. There have been 1,427 COVId-19 tests performed to date in Monroe County according to most up-to-date FDOH information; 6% of those have been positive (this percentage has been steadily decreasing over time).

Mon May 4: FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County today. There were 10 additional test results returned since last night. 27 patients are awaiting test results from state labs. An unknown number of patients are awaiting test results from private labs where most of the testing is being done. There have been 1,375 COVId-19 tests performed to date in Monroe County according to most up-to-date FDOH information; 6% of those have been positive (this number has been steadily decreasing over time). This morning, Bob Eadie, Administrator of the Monroe County DOH, announced during a countywide COVID-19 coordinating meeting that there are currently no COVID-19 patients in Monroe County hospitals.

The County Emergency Management Director Shannon Weiner held another COVID-19 coordinating meeting this morning. Here is a brief summary of information of interest:

FWC: Captain David Dipre said that FWC is seeing a large numbers of non-residents in the County.

“The FWC was out on the water this weekend. A large number of out of town people on boats – definitely non-residents – we did a lot of checks. But that is what was expected once Miami began to open up the boat ramps. About 150 boats – maximum – at Whale Harbor. Rodriquez was also busy. Playa Largo was also very busy on the water. We worked all of those areas.”

“North of the checkpoint – on Card Sound – it’s still Monroe County area – but it was overwhelmed by numbers of people from Miami in that area. Eventually we stopped telling everybody that they had to leave because there was no way to keep up with the number of people that they had up there. So north of the checkpoint there were lots of people. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has been doing a great job from the checkpoint south but otherwise we were overwhelmed this weekend… We’re getting a large number of non-residents in the County at this time based on what we’re seeing.”

Department of Health: Bob Eadie, Administrator of the Monroe County DOH stated that there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County and that no one who has tested positive for COVID-19 is currently hospitalized in Monroe County. He added that now that authorities have begun loosening restrictions the department will be closely monitoring to see what effect, if any, that will have on the number of cases. He said that it would take several days before we begin to see any effect. Eadie said the task force working on testing is making headway and that Monroe County has an adequate supply of the PCR tests (the tests that reveal whether a patient is currently infected with the virus). He said the COVID-19 PCR tests that the state has are used during the DOH’s contract tracing investigations. Eadie said that as more tests are conducted and more positive results are found there will be an increase in the workload related to contact tracing and he anticipates his office may need to reach out to the state for help with staffing.  Plantation Key nursing home update: A staff member of an Upper Keys nursing home tested positive for COVID-19 last week. The state sent in a “strike team”. Eadie said that the strike team has tested all staff and clients of the nursing home and is awaiting results which are expected later this week. Eadie said no persons associated with the nursing home have been hospitalized with COVID-19 and that the department is monitoring staff and clients for signs of the illness.  Total Cases v “active cases”? Mayor Heather Carruthers asked Eadie for information about the 80 persons who have tested positive – how many active cases are there now –  how many no longer test positive (ie. how many have recovered)?  Eadie stated that the DOH plans to re-test but cautioned that there are those who will still have the virus present after 4-5 weeks and will show a positive result but are no longer considered infectious.

Hospitals: David Clay of Lower Keys Medical Center announced that the hospital is beginning to perform elective surgeries as of today. He said that all patients get COVID-19 screened 72 hours prior to surgery. The hospital has three zones set up in order to keep different populations of patients separated and safe. The ‘no visitors’ policy still stands. All patients and staff wear masks at all times and all staff is tested prior to working their shift. He said the hospital has serologic COVID-19 testing that has been validated and verified.  The spokesperson for Mariner’s and Fishermen’s hospitals stated that they are de-mobilizing their surge tents.

State Representative Holly Raschein: Representative Raschein told the group that there are “food supply issues” down in the Lower Keys – and in Key West – that are being resolved. Unemployment benefits: Raschein said that she is happy to report that people are starting to get paid “more and more.” Vacation Rentals: She also mentioned that residents who earn money by way of vacation rentals are “pretty upset” that being able to (at least) take reservations for vacation rentals is not included in Phase 1 of reopening. (Vacation rentals remain prohibited during Phase I of the governor’s plan and there is no set date for when they will be reopened to visitors.) Raschein said that she expects that vacation rentals may be able to open in phase 2. She said that County Attorney Bob Shillinger and other attorneys around the Keys are working on that issue.

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Sun May 3: FDOH reported no new COVID-19 cases in Monroe County today. The total number of cases remains at 80. There were 41 additional test results returned since last night. 36 patients are awaiting test results from state labs. An unknown number of patients are awaiting test results from private labs where most of the testing is being done. There have been 1,365 COVId-19 tests performed to date in Monroe County according to most up-to-date information from FDOH; 6% have been positive. (See updated graphs below.)

Sat May 2: FDOH reported one new COVID-19 patient in the Florida Keys today bringing the total number of cases to 80. The newest patient is a 59-year-old man who is a resident of Key West. There were 42 additional test results returned since last night. 32 patients are awaiting test results from state labs. An unknown number of patients are awaiting test results from private labs where most of the testing is being done. There have been 1,324 COVId-19 tests performed to date in Monroe County according to most up-to-date FDOH information; 6% have been positive.

A Message from the Monroe County Department of Health: Monroe County Needs to Remain Vigilant About COVID-19

“Regardless of the measures currently being taken to relax restrictions, the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County implores residents to continue practices of COVID-19 prevention. Bob Eadie, Administrator and Health Officer for the department states, “Now, more than ever, residents are asked to follow measures to prevent the spread of infection.”  Practice social distancing and keep six feet between yourself and others; wear a cloth face cover in public; avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth; cover coughs and sneezes; stay home when sick; and clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces.  COVID-19 is still in the community and the possibility of infection exists and will for some time.  For more information, visit floridahealthcovid19.gov. The CDC has also developed guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting your home and workplace.”

An employee of an Upper Keys assisted living center has tested positive for COVID-19. Crystal Health and Rehab Center is a 120-bed facility on Plantation Key. An Incident Response Team from the Florida Department of Health is currently investigating whether any of the nursing home clients or other staff members have been infected with the virus. Two of the Center’s clients recently died.

Fri May 1:

Just in: Dr. Elias Gerth, of Key West Medical Center, on Flagler Avenue reported one new positive case today that has not yet appeared in a publicly released FDOH report. We expect to see that new case appear in tomorrow’s FDOH report. Case rate of increase remains low (between 0% and 1% increase in number of cases per day since April 25th.) 

FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County today. There were 29 additional test results returned since last night. 33 patients are awaiting test results from state labs. An unknown number of patients are awaiting test results from private labs where most of the testing is being done. There have been 1,282 COVId-19 tests performed to date in Monroe County according to most up-to-date FDOH information; 6% of those have been positive. Yesterday, County Administrator Roman Gastesi announced during a BOCC meeting that there were currently no COVID-19 patients in Monroe County hospitals.

MORE DETALS REGARDING RELAXATION OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IN THE CITY OF KEY WEST: The City of Key West has adopted the Governor’s order on easing COVID-19 restrictions. Bars and nightclubs must remain closed. Personal services, which include hair and nail salons must also remain closed, but may sell their retail products in accordance with the restriction to 25 percent occupancy within the building. Gyms, too are to remain closed. Some restaurants may begin opening up with very strict guidelines. Those with certain state licenses may allow on-premises dining as long as they adopt appropriate social distancing measures and limit their indoor occupancy to no more than 25 percent of the building’s allowable occupancy. In addition, outdoor seating is permissible with appropriate social distancing. Appropriate social distancing requires maintaining a minimum of six feet between parties, only seating parties of 10 or fewer and keeping bar counters closed to seating. Retail establishments may open storefronts as long as they operate at no more than 25 percent of their building occupancy. Museums and libraries fall under this same strict guideline. The City’s directive for wearing facial coverings inside where there are more than 10 people remains in effect. The order stresses the continued recommended distance of 6 feet between individuals and no more than 10 people in a gathering.

The Governor’s Order at https://www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov/egov/documents/1588272861_09642.pdf.

MOVING TOWARDS “THE NEW NORMAL”:
Governor DeSantis made his announcement about re-opening Florida’s businesses yesterday. Quick Summary: The governor did not include Florida hot spots (Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County) from the re-open plan for now in recognition of the higher number of COVID-19 cases in those areas. The governor said the restrictions, which were set to expire Friday, will be lifted “in a very measured, thoughtful and data-driven way,” Under “phase one,” which will go into effect on Monday, May 4th, retail stores and restaurants can reopen, but only at 25 percent capacity. Eateries will be allowed to seat people outside, but they will have to maintain 6 feet of social distancing between tables. Bars and bar seating in restaurants must remained closed. Bars are considered a business that derives more than 50 percent of its revenue from alcohol sales.Elective surgical procedures will be allowed to resume. Schools, bars, gyms, hair salons, nursing homes and long-term care facilities will remain closed until further notice. People should continue avoiding large gatherings of more than 10 people and wear nose and mouth coverings whenever possible, the governor said. “We’re not going to fine people if they’re not doing it,” DeSantis said.
MONROE COUNTY:
Monroe County commissioners discussed next moves for Monroe County in light of the governor’s announcement during the BOCC virtual meeting today. The commissioners appeared generally in favor of following the governor’s phase 1 plan, although the County does have the authority to be more restrictive. Commissioners emphasized the importance of maintaining the roadway checkpoints that block visitors to the Keys because the counties to the north have high numbers of COVID-19 positive residents and are still experiencing a steady increase in the numbers of cases.
County Mayor Carruthers expressed concerns about restaurants and non-essential businesses opening in the Keys possibly attracting residents from the counties to the north, where those businesses remain closed. She said, the residents of the counties to north might be incentivized to come up with more creative ways of making their way past the checkpoints.
The County Attorney is currently drafting a letter seeking reassurances from the governor that the Keys checkpoints will remain. The letter, that will be sent to the governor and signed by the County mayor and the other five mayors of the municipalities in the Keys, will essentially state that the Keys would like to begin opening non-essential businesses in a measured way as per the governor’s phase 1 plan but that it is important that we can do so safely and that means maintaining the checkpoints. Monroe County is expected to announce details on next moves for the Keys early next week.

Monroe County announced this afternoon that it will keep in place its visitor directive that requires vacation rentals and other lodging establishments to remain closed until further notice. The directive can be found at www.monroecountyem.com/covid19 under “airport, lodging, and travel.”

The County will continue the directive of using facial coverings in public settings. Senior citizens and individuals with an underlying medical condition are still strongly encouraged to stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Checkpoint information can be found at www.monroecountyem.com/checkpoint. The Governor’s Order can be read in its entirety at https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2020/EO_20-112.pdf.

Thurs April 30:

FDOH reported one new COVID-19 case today. This patient is a 38-year-old woman who resides in Key Largo. There were 59 additional test results returned since last night. 15 patients are awaiting test results from state labs. An unknown number of patients are awaiting test results from private labs where most of the testing is being done. There have been 1,253 COVId-19 tests performed to date in Monroe County according to most up-to-date FDOH information. Today, County Administrator Roman Gastesi announced during a BOCC meeting that there were currently no COVID-19 patients in Monroe County hospitals.

Wednesday April 29: FDOH reported no new cases today. 2 more patients, previously counted, have been confirmed to have become infected through “community spread” (infected here in the Keys) bringing that number up to 47 out of 78 cases (10 are still under investigation). 15 more negative test results were added to the Monroe County database. 30 patients are awaiting test results from state labs. An unknown number of patients are awaiting test results from private labs where most of the testing is being done. Most recent information from local hospitals about the number of patients currently hospitalized in Monroe County was provided on Monday morning when a Lower Keys Medical Center representative said that there were no COVID-19 patients or patients suspected of having the disease at LKMC. The representative of Mariner’s and Fishermen’s hospitals did not specify the number of current patients but typically does give that information so it is presumed those hospitals had no COVID-19 patients at that time either. Some Monroe County patients may be hospitalized outside of the Keys as some residents choose to leave the Keys to seek care and others are transferred out from local hospitals. Residents who are hospitalized outside the Keys are counted in the FDOH database as Monroe County hospitalizations (now up to 11).

Tues April 28: Today FDOH reduced the number of COVID-19 cases in Monroe County by one. A patient who was formerly listed as a Tavernier resident was removed from the Monroe County list of cases. FDOH added 12 more negative test results to the Monroe County data. 23 patients are awaiting test results from state labs. An unknown number of patients are awaiting test results from private labs. Most of the testing for Monroe County is being done by private labs.

Yesterday the City of Key West opened parks and beaches while still restricting groups (other than family members) to 6-foot separation, 10 persons and under. The City is urging everyone to wear masks wherever practical. For more info CLICK HERE.

Monroe County has set up several citizen task forces to give input on how to move forward, when the time comes, with relaxing social distancing measures, opening up recreational areas and non-essential businesses and finally allowing tourists to enter the Keys.  County Mayor Heather Carruthers has said that the lifting of current restrictive measures will only occur once public officials in conjunction with public health professionals determine it is safe to do so.  Monroe County has announced that opening up the Keys to visitors will be a final step that will not occur for some time and will depend on the local trend in new COVID-19 cases and the availability of testing, while taking into account the status of other counties, the country, and even the international community. Monroe County expects the checkpoints and airport screenings currently in place that restrict tourism in the Keys to continue through the month of May and possibly beyond. For more information about who has been appointed to the various Monroe County task force committees CLICK HERE.

For a summary of what was said during the countywide conference yesterday about relaxing measures, rapid testing, decontamination machine for N-95 masks and more or to view the video of the countywide coordinating meeting yourself CLICK HERE.

Governor DeSantis is expected to make an announcement tomorrow (Wednesday April 29th) about how he plans to begin re-opening Florida. Local officials, including County Mayor Heather Carruthers are hoping that the Governor will allow local governments to maintain their own restrictions and to make their own decisions about relaxing measures based on local circumstances. DeSantis traveled to Washington today to meet with President Trump in the Oval Office. His lockdown order expires on May 1st. On Monday DeSantis held a press conference while visiting a hospital in Tampa and said efforts to return the state to pre-COVID-19 normal would be “methodical, slow and data driven.” Stay tuned.

Mon April 27: This morning Monroe County Emergency Management Director, Shannon Weiner, held her weekly countywide coordinating meeting. We learned from Department of Health Administrator, Bob Eadie, that there has been one additional case added since yesterday bringing the total number of cases in Monroe County up to 79. The FDOH report shows that the new patient is a 39-year-old Key West man who had been in direct contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19. There have been an additional 31 test results added to the FDOH database. There are 27 patients in Monroe County awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number of patients awaiting test results from private labs. The majority of testing is currently being done by private labs. Lower Keys Medical Center reported they currently have no patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 or patients who are suspected of having the disease. All three hospitals reported they are having difficulties obtaining enough gowns.  And all three hospitals reported having a plan in place to be able to safely begin performing elected procedures as soon as the Governor lifts the order banning all “non-essential” medical procedures.

For a summary of what was said during this morning’s conference about relaxing measures, rapid testing, decontamination machine for N-95 masks and more or to view the video of the countywide coordinating meeting yourself CLICK HERE. 

Sun April 26: Total number of cases of the novel coronavirus in Monroe County is now 78, an increase of 1 from yesterday. The newest patient is the first Sugarloaf Key resident who has tested positive for COVID-19. The FDOH report states the patient is a 43-year-old man who was infected in the Keys and had direct contact with someone who has been confirmed positive. The FDOH has begun releasing just one report per day instead of two. One patient who had been listed as a Marathon resident was actually a Key West resident. The number of cases in Key West is now 37 and the number of cases in Marathon is 5. There were only 8 test results added to the database today. There are 16 patients awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number of patients awaiting results from private labs. The majority of testing is being done by private labs. Most recent information from the FDOH is that turnaround time for state labs is 24 – 48 hours and 7-10 days for private labs. 

Meanwhile  Governor DeSantis is asking Florida residents to weigh in on re-opening Florida. You’ll find the link below to provide your comments.

The Re-Open Florida Task Force launched a public comment submission portal open to all Floridians. Public feedback will be a critical component of the Task Force’s final report to Governor Ron DeSantis. All interested Floridians are encouraged to submit their ideas regarding the safe re-opening of Florida’s economy. Click here to access the online Task Force to Re-Open Florida Public Comment Submission form.

Sat April 25, PM: Total cases: 77; Governor DeSantis wants to hear from you

The Florida Department of Health announced that, in order to provide more comprehensive data, the Department will now release their report on COVID-19 cases in Florida once per day. The Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard will also provide updates once per day.

The Re-Open Florida Task Force launched a public comment submission portal open to all Floridians. Public feedback will be a critical component of the Task Force’s final report to Governor Ron DeSantis. All interested Floridians are encouraged to submit their ideas regarding the safe re-opening of Florida’s economy. Click here to access the online Task Force to Re-Open Florida Public Comment Submission form.

Sat April 25, AM: The total number of COVID-19 cases in Monroe County remains at 77 this morning.  There has been one more hospitalization reported, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to date to 12. There have been 54 more negative test results reported since last night. 

Update Fri April 24, PM: FDOH added one more case of COVID-19 in its evening report for a total of 3 new cases today in Monroe County. There are now 77 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus listed for Monroe County. The newest patient is a 63-year-old Key West woman bringing the number of cases in Key West up to 36. FDOH has confirmed that she was infected here in the Keys through “community spread” and that she had no known contact with anyone who has tested positive.  A total of 35 new test results were reported today for Monroe County. There are 24 patients who are awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number of patients awaiting test results from private labs.

Update Fri April 24 AM: FDOH reported two new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County this morning. The patients are residents of Key Largo and Marathon. Both are men; one is 63-years-old, the other is 42. FDOH is still investigating the particulars such as whether their infections are travel-related and whether they have had direct contact with a known infected person. (The 63-year-old old woman has since been confirmed to have been infected in the Keys.) 33 test results were reported since the previous release of information last evening.  Monroe County sent out a press release this morning clarifying that visitors will not be allowed back into the Keys anytime soon: “In detailed discussions with the Florida Dept. of Health in Monroe County, it is not anticipated that Monroe County will reopen to visitors in May. Monroe County understands there has been community discussion on opening dates for lodging and attractions, but because of the continued threat of COVID-19 in areas outside of Monroe County, not allowing visitors back to the Florida Keys will still be in place throughout May, and potentially longer given the state of the virus.”  The County is working on a framework for a staged re-opening that would begin with amenities and non-essential businesses serving the local population but when any relaxing of social distancing measures will start to happen depends on the spread of the virus and on the availability of testing: “the relaxing of protective measures may be considered when there are no new cases or a steady downward trend in the Florida Keys for at least two weeks, and analysis of results as testing becomes more widespread. The timeline for applying any benchmarks will not be tied to specific dates and the potential phases may move faster or slower. If issues re-arise, protective measures could be re-implemented.”  Widespread testing in the Keys is dependent on first getting the tests (we do not have swab test kits in sufficient quantities for mass testing and those that the state has are going to hot spots in priority; we do not yet have any local antibody testing capabilities) and second, finding the manpower and lab capacity to administer the testing program locally.

Thurs April 23 PM: One more case of COVID-19, in Monroe County, was reported in the FDOH’s evening report. The patient is a 45-year-old woman who was infected in the Keys. The woman, who resides in Summerland Key, had no known contact with anyone who had tested positive for COVId-19.  Good news: There has been no increase in the number of deaths (3) or hospitalizations (11).  46 test results were recorded by FDOH today with only 1 positive. There are 29 patients who are awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number of patients awaiting test results from private labs. 

Thurs April 23 AM: After four full days with no new cases of COVID-19 reported for Monroe County, again this morning the FDOH report shows zero new cases. The local case count remains at 73. Another 11 negative test results were added to the database this morning. Bob Eadie, Administrator of the Monroe County DOH warned on Monday, during a countywide coordinating meeting, that there are still active cases and clusters in our community and that we need to take a very careful approach to reducing social distancing measures. No new cases or a leveling off of cases for at least two weeks will be the first requirement before local officials take measures to open up amenities such as public spaces and non-essential businesses. Local officials are coordinating a phased approach with the counties to our north. Miami-Dade’s case count has reached 10,356 this morning, more than 1/3 of all cases in the state (28,832) [residents and non-residents].  Another important component is the availability of testing. At this time most of the testing being done in the Keys is by private labs that continue to have a lag time of 7-10 days, according to Eadie. These are the swab tests used for diagnosis of active infection on those with symptoms or those who have had direct contact with someone who has tested positive. Monroe County does not as yet have antibody tests that can be used to reveal whether healthy individuals have been infected with the novel coronavirus which can often be asymptomatic. Additionally, once enough test kits of both kinds are delivered to support a robust testing program in the Keys, there are still issues with finding enough personnel to perform the tests and conduct contact-tracing investigations as well as issues with lab capacity. CLICK HERE to find out what else was said during the conference about testing (swab and the pinprick antibody tests), and “opening up” the Keys, unemployment checks and more… Recent studies such as one is Santa Clara County have shown that there may be as many as 50 -85 times more persons infected in the community than the number of confirmed cases.  For Monroe County that would mean that between 3,650 and 6,205 residents (including the 73 confirmed cases) may have been infected with COVID-19.  (Using 74,000 population that means between 4% and 8% of the local population.) We have updated our graphs through yesterday, April 22nd, below.)

Wed April 22 PM: For the fourth day in a row the FDOH reports no new cases in Monroe County.  (The total number of cases remains 73.) The number of negative test results during those four days were as follows: Sun – 17, Monday – 25, Tuesday – 16, Wednesday (today) – 17. The ratio of positive results to total number of tests has dropped down to 7%. Based on the best information we have at this time, there are likely 3 persons currently hospitalized in the Florida Keys who have tested positive for COVID-19. There are 42 patients awaiting test results from state labs and an unknown number of patients awaiting test results from private labs. Bob Eadie, the Administrator of the Monroe County Department of Health, told a large group of public officials during a countywide coordinating conference on Monday that most testing is being performed by private labs and that testing capacity and turnaround time is a continuing issue: “There are still tests out there now that are taking 7-10 days to come back and that’s in the private sector. The state lab will get them back in 24 hours to 48 hours but the vast majority is being done privately and they said they had the capacity but they don’t really yet. It’s not ramped up.” CLICK HERE to find out what else was said during the conference about testing (swab and the pinprick antibody tests), and “opening up” the Keys, unemployment checks and more…

Wed April 22, AM: There have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported to FDOH since Saturday. Another 14 negative test results were reported this morning. Bob Eadie, Administrator of the Monroe County DOH warned on Monday, during a countywide coordinating meeting, that there are still active cases and clusters in our community and that we need to take a very careful approach to reducing social distancing measures. No new cases or a leveling off of cases for at least two weeks will be the first requirement before local officials take any measures to open up amenities such as public spaces and non-essential businesses. Another important component is the availability of testing. At this time most of the testing being done in the Keys is by private labs that continue to have a lag time of 7-10 days, according to Eadie. Monroe County does not as yet have antibody tests that can be used to reveal whether healthy individuals have been infected with the novel coronavirus which can often be asymptomatic.  Recent studies such as one is Santa Clara County have shown that there may be as many as 50 -85 times more persons infected in the community than the number of confirmed cases.  For Monroe County that would mean that between 3,650 and 6,205 residents (including the 73 confirmed cases) may have been infected with COVID-19.  (Using 74,000 population that means between 4% and 8% of the local population.)

Tues April 21, PM: FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 today in Monroe County. The case count remains 73. There have been no cases added for Monroe County since Saturday when 4 new cases were confirmed. The case count for Tavernier was reduced to 5 (formerly 6) as one patient who was previously thought to be a Tavernier resident turned out to be a non-resident. 40 of the 73 patients are confirmed to have been infected in the Keys. 12 patients’ infections are confirmed to have been travel-related and 12 are still under investigation. Only 16 new test results for Monroe County were reported by FDOH today. Only 58 test results have been reported to FDOH for Monroe County since Saturday evening. As of the 5:00 pm report FDOH is awaiting results for 37 patients. Bob Eadie, the Administrator of the Monroe County Department of Health, told a large group of public officials during a countywide conference yesterday that most testing is being performed by private labs and that  testing capacity and turnaround time is a continuing issue: “There are still tests out there now that are taking 7-10 days to come back and that’s in the private sector. The state lab will get them back in 24 hours to 48 hours but the vast majority is being done privately and they said they had the capacity but they don’t really yet. It’s not ramped up.” CLICK HERE to find out what else was said during the conference about testing, and “opening up” the Keys, unemployment checks and more…

Tues April 21, AM: FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 this morning in Monroe County. Likewise, there were no new cases reported on Sunday or Monday. This morning there were an additional 8 negative test results returned. Only 50 test results have been reported for Monroe County since Saturday evening. Bob Eadie, the Administrator of the Monroe County Department of Health, told a large group of public officials during a countywide conference yesterday that testing capacity and turnaround time is a continuing issue: “There are still tests out there now that are taking 7-10 days to come back and that’s in the private sector. The state lab will get them back in 24 hours to 48 hours but the vast majority is being done privately and they said they had the capacity but they don’t really yet. It’s not ramped up.” CLICK HERE to find out what else was said this morning about testing, and “opening up” the Keys, unemployment checks and more…

April 20, PM: FDOH reported no new cases of the novel coronavirus today in Monroe County. FDOH reported 2 new hospitalizations bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 11. The Lower Keys Medical Center reported during a countywide coordinating meeting that obtaining isolation gowns and testing swabs “are a big challenge right now.” LKMC has three persons under investigation for COVID-19 hospitalized and one patient who tested positive for COVID-19 hospitalized.

April 20, AM: FDOH reported no new cases of the novel coronavirus this morning in Monroe County. The Lower Keys Medical Center reported during a countywide coordinating meeting that obtaining isolation gowns and testing swabs “are a big challenge right now.” LKMC has three persons under investigation for COVID-19 hospitalized and one patient who tested positive for COVID-19 hospitalized. CLICK HERE to find out what else was said this morning about testing, and “opening up” the Keys, unemployment checks and more…

April 19, 8:00 PM: FDOH reported no new cases of the novel coronavirus today in Monroe County. A total of 17 test results were added to the state’s database today for Monroe County, all were negative.

April 19, 4:00 PM: No news cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County in FDOH’s morning report. The total case count remains at 73. 14 more negative test results were reported. 

April 18, 8:00 PM: No new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County in FDOH’s evening report, however 5 new cases were added earlier today bringing the total number of cases to 73. See the updated graphs plotting the FDOH’s COVID-19 data for the Florida Keys below.

FDOH has begun tracking race and ethnicity for COVID-19 cases. Here is the information for April 18 for Monroe County:

April 18, 11:30 AM: Cases jumped to 73 from 68 last night. The FDOH dashboard is showing 73 total cases of the novel coronavirus this morning for Monroe County. One new patient is a six-year-old boy. There are 4 new Key West residents and 1 new Key Largo resident who have tested positive. In addition to the 6-year-old boy, the other patients are three men ages, 34, 51, and 58 and one woman, age 26.  Four of the five new patients have been in contact with another person who has tested positive for COVID-19. The 34-year-old has been confirmed as a case of “community spread” as opposed to “travel-related” while the other four cases are still under investigation.

April 17, 7:30 PM: FDOH reported two new COVID-19 cases in Monroe County this evening. There are now a total of 68 reported cases for the Florida Keys. One patient is a 10-year-old girl who is not a longterm resident, the other is a 66-year-old woman who resides in Tavernier. Both were infected in the Florida Keys. Whether or not they had been in contact with someone who has been confirmed by testing as infected with the novel coronavirus is still under investigation. There were a total of 50 new test results reported by the FDOH today, 48 were negative and 2 were positive. The current ratio of positive test results is 8%. There have not been any new hospitalizations since Monday April 13th. County Mayor Heather Carruthers reported today during a Facetime Livestream Q&A that there are only 2 patients currently hospitalized in the Keys, although a total of 9 of the 68 Monroe County patients have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. Hospital capacity in the Florida Keys is not at all strained at this time. 

April 17, 2:00 PM: Another reassuring COVID-19 case report from the FDOH this morning. There have been no new cases of novel coronavirus reported for Monroe County since the April 15th evening report came in. The total number of cases for the Keys remains at 66.  27 more negative test results were added to the FDOH database this morning for the Keys.

April 16, 7:30 PM: FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County today. The case count remains at 66. There have been no new hospitalizations. There were a total of 39 new negative test results documented by FDOH today. 

April 16, 2:00 PM: FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 for Monroe County this morning. The case count remains at 66.  There have not been any new hospitalizations. 23 more more negative test results have been added to the database since yesterday’s 5:00 PM report.

April 15, 9:00 PM: FDOH reported two new cases this evening. One in Key West and one in Key Largo. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County is now 66. The Key West total is 31 and the Key Largo total is now 14. One new patient is a 59-year-old woman whose travel history is under investigation and who has been in direct contact with someone who tested positive and the other is a 35-year-old man who was infected here in the Keys and had no known contact with a confirmed positive patient. 

Bob Eadie, the Administrator of the Monroe County Department of Health, gave an update at the BOCC meeting this afternoon:

“We have had 9 total hospitalizations. Out of those hospitalizations there have been three deaths. Currently Lower Keys Medical Center has one positive case; three that are under investigation. They discharged someone yesterday. Mariner’s discharged its patient today which was a success story. It was someone who had been there for 18 days who fortunately had been able to avoid intubation which is a good thing. Given that we have had 28 people people out of 64 who would have been considered to be recovered – that the two-week passage – or the time for them to develop the disease or to become more seriously ill has passed. There are 33 who are out there. They’re not showing any symptoms that we know. We are still getting more cases on a regular basis – every day or so.”

April 15, 12:30 PM: FDOH has reported no new cases of the novel coronavirus in Monroe County since Monday. Five new cases had been reported on Monday, April 13th. On Tuesday, April 14th FDOH reported 64 negative test results and this morning another 6 tests were reported negative.  8% of COVID-19 tests performed in Monroe County have returned from labs with a positive result. There have been 785 tests completed to date. There are currently 59 patients awaiting test results. 

April 14, 6:45 PM: FDOH reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County today. There was a change in the number of infected Key West residents as the case with the “missing city” designation has now been assigned to Key West. Key West now has at total of 30 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. 64 new test results were reported by FDOH for Monroe County in the evening report. All were negative. 

April 14, 2:00 PM: There were no new cases reported this morning in Monroe County in the FDOH’s COVID-19 update. The number of total cases is currently 64 for Monroe County. This is the total number of those who have tested positive. This is not the number of current patients who are sick with the disease; it does not take into account that many people have recovered. Of the 9 people whose symptoms were so severe that they needed hospitalization, 3 have recovered, 3 have died and 3 are currently being cared for at local hospitals. As of today, 14% of those listed by FDOH as positive for the virus have needed hospitalization at some point during their illness (9 out of 64). The overall rate of positive test results vs negative test results lowered to 8% this morning from a steady 9% for the previous 5 days. There have been a total of 759 COVID-19 tests completed so far in Monroe County with 64 positive and 695 negative. There are an additional 55 patients who are awaiting the results of their tests according to the most recent information provided by the FDOH. Tomorrow at approximately 2:00 pm Bob Eadie, Administrator of the Monroe County DOH will address the Board of County Commissioners at their first virtual BOCC meeting. CLICK HERE to find out how to take a look at the full agenda and view/listen/participate in the BOCC meeting which begins at 9:00 am on April 15th.

April 13, 8:30 PM: FDOH reported one more case of COVID-19 this evening as well as 2 more hospitalizations.  The total case count has now reached 64 in the Florida Keys and the total number of patients who have been hospitalized during their illness is 9. The number of patients currently hospitalized is 3 according to most recent information we have been able to obtain. 3 of the 9 patients hospitalized have recovered. 3 Monroe County residents have died COVID-19 related deaths.  The newest patient is a 48-year-old Key West man bringing the total number of cases in Key West to 29. The percentage of cases returning from labs with a positive result has remained steady at 9% for the past 5 days.

April 13, 12:30 PM: FDOH reported four new cases of COVID-19 in Monroe County so far today. We learned this morning during a countywide virtual status conference that three of the seven Monroe County patients who had been hospitalized at some point during their illness have since recovered. Only one Florida Keys COVID-19 patient is currently hospitalized. Let’s all take a moment to send our “virtual” well wishes. Two patients reported this morning to have tested positive for the coronavirus live in Marathon, one lives in Islamorada, and the third is the first patient who resides in Cudjoe. 

April 12, 7:00 PM: There were no new cases added to the FDOH database for Monroe County today. This marks the first time since March 22nd that there has not been at least one new case added to the list. There were however a smaller than usual number of test results today; only 12 new test results were documented since yesterday. All were negative.  There are 59 cases for Monroe County of those 7 patients have been in-patients at a hospital at some point during their illness. Last night County Mayor Heather Carruthers, in a video statement posted on her Facebook page, stated that only 2 patients remained hospitalized at that time. Three of the hospitalized patients have died. All three had underlying conditions that contributed to the patient’s death. Two of the seven patients hospitalized have been discharged and have or are expected to fully recover. 

April 12, 12:00 PM: There have been no changes since the evening report. Total number of cases remains at 59.

April 11, 10:00 PM: Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers provided us with an important piece of information tonight in a video statement she posted to her Facebook page.  We learned that only 2 Florida Keys patients are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. To date 7 of the 59 Monroe County patients have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. 3 of those 7 have died. All of the patients who died had underlying conditions. 2 patients have been discharged from the hospital and either already have or are expected to fully recover. 

April 11, 8:00 PM: The FDOH reported one more case this evening, a total of 4 today, bringing the overall number of cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys to 59. The newest case is a 42-year-old woman who is a resident of the Keys. She has been confirmed by the FDOH to have been in direct contact with a person who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Whether her infection will be categorized as travel-related or a case of “community spread” is still under investigation. 

April 11, 1:00 PM: The FDOH reported 3 more cases of COVID-19 in the Florida Keys this morning. 1 more in Key West and 2 more in Key Largo. One patient is a 71-year-old man who had recently travelled to New York. The other patients are a 56-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man who were both infected here in the Keys. 

April 10, 8:00 PM: No new cases reported this evening by FDOH. It has been confirmed, this evening, that the 63-year-old patient reported earlier today was infected in the Florida Keys through community spread; this patient had no known contact with a person who has also tested positive for the novel coronavirus. 

April 10, 2:30 PM: The Department of Heath’s COVID-19 dashboard is showing 55 cases in Monroe County this morning; the total number of hospitalizations to date remains the same (7) as does the number of deaths (3). The two new cases are residents of Key West and Tavernier. The two women are age 49 and age 63. Both cases are still under investigation regarding whether or not their coronavirus infections are travel-related and whether they had been in direct contact with another confirmed positive patient. 

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