Monroe County records another COVID-19 death; total now 10

Apr 2, 2020

The death toll from COVID-19 reached double digits in Monroe County on Thursday.

The county public health department reported the tenth death from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

The 31 new cases of the virus confirmed Thursday include four people in their 20s and three people in their 90s, according to figures from the health department.

More than 700 people were isolated or quarantined in the county, according to those figures.

Among the people now in isolation are some of the residents of Monroe Community Hospital, the county-run long-term care facility where a resident tested positive for COVID-19.

In an emailed statement, the hospital’s executive health director, Colleen Rose, said contact tracing was underway to identify people who came into close contact with the person who tested positive.

No other residents in the unit were showing symptoms, Rose said.

The person with a known infection moved into Monroe Community Hospital on March 27, tested positive on March 31, and left for treatment at Strong Memorial Hospital on April 1, said Rose.