JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — The COVID-19 death toll in Jefferson County has again increased.
On January 27, Jefferson County officials confirmed that another county resident died from COVID-19 related complications. Since the first COVID-19 death was reported on July 30, 2020, there have been 152 deaths in the county.
Additionally, on Thursday, Jefferson County logged 350 new COVID-19 cases among residents. This increased mandatory isolations to 1,183. There were also 30 individuals hospitalized and two COVID-19 cases in nursing homes.
Jefferson County’s rate per 1000,000 residents was 1,069.80 on Thursday. Since the start of the pandemic, 22,713 have reportedly recovered from the virus.
Jefferson County is designated as an area with high levels of community transmission for the virus. Due to this designation, officials are urging residents to isolate themselves if they believe they have COVID-19 symptoms. These can take 2 to 14 days to appear after exposure.
COVID symptoms can include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or running nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.