People older than 60 are 97% of Monroe County COVID-19 deaths
On Tuesday, the Monroe County Health Department reported four more deaths from COVID-19, bringing the local death toll to 112.
Out of that total, only three were people under 60 years old.
The over-60 age group accounts for 97% of COVID-19 deaths in Monroe County and 84% statewide.
Still, younger people continue to test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. The county reported 13 new confirmed cases in people under 30 years old on Tuesday, including one boy under the age of 10.
The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 continued to hover around 100, rising slightly to 102 in the latest data from the county.
With 22 of those hospitalized on a ventilator, the burden on the local health care system has stabilized, at least temporarily, at a rate that hospitals can handle.
Still, a surge in local coronavirus cases remains a possibility, local and state officials said. Continued distancing and more widespread testing will be the keys to preventing it, they said.