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Hospitalizations still rising for COVID-19 in Monroe County, but no new deaths

May 25, 2020

For the first time in several days, there were no new deaths in Monroe County from COVID-19 in the numbers that were released on Monday. The total number of deaths remains at 194. The last time there were no new deaths from the virus was May 12.

But the number of hospitalizations continues to rise, there were 181 people hospitalized. That increasing number in recent days is believed to be related to new protocols which keep nursing home residents in the hospital until they test negative for the virus.

Of those who are hospitalized, 15 of the 181 patients are in the ICU on a ventilator. That number has also remained relatively consistent in recent days.

As of Monday there were 28 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The total number of confirmed cases is 2,676.

The latest confirmed cases range from a male between the ages of 10 and 19, and they are spread throughout an age range from people in their 20s to a man in his 90s.

There have been 1,654 people recovered from isolation so far. That number reflects confirmed COVID-19 cases and known presumed cases.