JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Jefferson County is continuing to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 case surge.
On Friday, Jefferson County Public Health confirmed that 121 county residents tested positive for the coronavirus. The county also saw and increase in mandatory isolations, hospitalizations, assisted living cases and fortunately, recoveries.
There were no COVID-19 related deaths in the County on Friday.
The following COVID-19 statistics are the most current for Jefferson County and are provided by Jefferson County Public Health:
- 3,969 positive results
- 3,323 individuals recovered
- 1,482 individuals in mandatory quarantine
- 327 individuals in precautionary quarantine
- 570 individuals in mandatory isolation
- 29 hospitalizations
- 33 COVID-19 related deaths
- 13 nursing home case
- 1 assisted living cases
Jefferson County Public Health also shared that they will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The clinic will be specifically for Phase 1a eligible individuals and follows the cancelled clinic that was due to the lack of vaccine doses.
Public Health confirmed that they received doses for 200 individuals on Wednesday and it is not known the number of doses that will be sent next week.
According to Jefferson County Public Health, COVID-19 symptoms can take up to 14 days to appear after exposure and include the following:
- fever or chills
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- muscle or body aches
- new loss of taste or smell
- sore throat
- congestion or runny nose
- nausea or vomiting
- The number of positive tests represents unduplicated cases. If an individual recovers and later tests positive again, the number of positive cases won’t increase to reflect that case.
A duplicate case affects the number of recovered cases reported, as that number would decrease if someone retests positive. That case would be added to the number of hospitalized cases or those in mandatory isolation, depending on their situation.
Jefferson County continues to participate with New York State to manage the outbreak of COVID-19.