Florida Keys Coronavirus Cases
May 17 Update: This will only be updated Monday through Friday.
Since Friday’s update, 8 new cases have been added to Monroe County including, 4 more in Sugarloaf Key, 2 more in Key West, 2 more in Key Largo, and 1 more in Tavernier. One case was recategorized from Marathon.
|TOTAL CASES IN MONROE||7038|
|Big Pine Key||152|
|Key Colony Beach||45|
|Current Hospitalizations at LKMC||3|
|Current Hospitalizations at FH &MH||0|
Hospital capacity changes based on current patients and staffing. This is a very fluid situation and the figures can change throughout the day based on patient admissions and discharges. The presented numbers only show a snapshot of a single moment in time in a dynamic situation. Both Baptist and Lower Keys Medical are currently in the green, meaning they have enough supplies, staffing, and resources for the next 7 days or longer. When they go to yellow, it means they have fewer than 7 days, and red is for fewer than 3 days. Emergency Management is monitoring their needs on an ongoing basis.
The hospitals are currently managing the care of COVID-19 patients in care spaces at the hospitals that be expanded or contracted as needed. To date, neither hospital entity has had expand the spaces, but it is available if necessary. In the event of a significant surge of cases in our community, the hospitals and Emergency Management would work collaboratively with state health officials to identify other resources to provide care for those who need it. More information on hospital capacities can be found at here.
Total Cases By Month (Approximate)
- March 220: 33 new cases
- April 2020: 46 new cases
- May 2020: 29 new cases
- June 2020: 151 new cases
- July 2020: 1,041 new cases
- August 2020: 434 new cases
- September 2020: 124 new cases
- October 2020: 443 new cases
- November 2020: 1,044 new cases
- December 2020: 805 new cases
- January 2021: 1,091 new cases
- February 2021: 511 new cases
- March 2021: 629 new cases
- April 2021: 428 new cases
- May 2021: 140 new cases, so far
Current case information can be found at https://floridahealthcovid19.gov. On the dashboard, look under “See the Report” for detailed information by county, including testing numbers and geographic locations or “See dashboard” for summaries by county.
The Florida Dept of Health officially confirms new cases. Cases are a total count of all laboratory-confirmed cases. This number does not represent the current number of COVID-19 positive persons. At this time, the FDOH is unable to determine the number of recoveries from COVID-19. Those who do recover from the virus may have additional unknown health effects. Monroe County posts this Florida Department of Health information as a courtesy to inform residents.