102 New Circumstances of COVID-19 in Florida Keys | Native information
There were 102 new cases of COVID-19 cases in the Florida Keys on Thursday, bringing the total in Monroe County to 4,529, according to a press release from the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County.
Of these cases, 4,309 are residents, while 220 are classified as non-residents.
Key West added 44 new cases, bringing the total number of southernmost cities to 2,341. Other areas that saw increases were Key Largo with 17 new cases and Marathon with 14th Tavernier, Islamorada and Big Pine Key each added two cases, while a new case was in Key Colony Beach, Long Key, and Ramrod Key Duck Key has been reported.
To date, there have been 35 deaths in Monroe County; There are currently two people in the hospital.
1,409,906 cases with 22,317 deaths were reported nationwide.
On Wednesday, the local health department announced that its website and hotline for registration for the COVID-19 vaccine will be available next week.
The agency has asked the public not to visit any of the DOH Monroe locations without making an appointment for services, including COVID-19 vaccines, for the safety of its employees and customers. The vaccine is not made available without an appointment.
DOH-Monroe officials said the department’s staff were overwhelmed with phone calls and emails from local residents looking for the vaccine, which they are expected to receive in the near future.