Monroe County reports 13 new COVID-19 deaths

May 27, 2020

The Monroe County public health department reported 13 new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday -- but the department stressed the deaths did not all occur in one day.

Death reporting often lags over weekends, resulted in small dips in the numbers of deaths the county reports on Saturdays and Sundays, and small peaks on Mondays and Tuesdays (and, after holiday weekends, Wednesdays).

Credit Monroe County Department of Public Health

A chart from the county health department shows that, when the deaths are grouped by the dates they actually occurred, rather than when they were reported to the county, the peaks and troughs even out.

Still, the 13 deaths reported on Wednesday marked the county's largest single-day total, and they brought the county's death toll from the disease to 211.

The number of people in hospitals for COVID-19 treatment in the county continued to climb in the county's latest figures. There were 190 people hospitalized for the disease on Wednesday, the county said.

As testing guidelines expand, Monroe County has been receiving coronavirus test results for hundreds of people each day. Of the 601 test results recorded in the county Wednesday, 39 were positive, including eight people younger than 30 and three women in their 90s.