Additional COVID-19 related death recorded in Jefferson County on Wednesday



JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Jefferson County Public Health confirmed one new COVID-19 related death on Wednesday.

Additionally on Wednesday 48 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the county.

As of December 16 there have been a total of 38,129 individuals tested for COVID-19 in the county.

The following COVID-19 statistics are the most current for Jefferson County and are provided by Jefferson County Public Health:

  • 1,463 positive results
  • 1,114 individuals recovered
  • 1,327 individuals in mandatory quarantine
  • 435 individuals in precautionary quarantine
  • 328 individuals in mandatory isolation
  • 13 hospitalizations
  • 8 COVID-19 related deaths

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
  • cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • fatigue
  • muscle or body aches
  • headache
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea

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.


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