COVID-19 in Jefferson County: 28 new cases, 28 recoveries on Wednesday

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — In a daily coronavirus update, Jefferson County Public Health confirmed an equal number of both new cases and new recoveries.

On Wednesday, 28 residents tested positive for the coronavirus and 28 recovered.

Sadly, an additional member of the community also died due to COVID-19 complications.

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

  • 55,397 total tests
  • 4,898 positive results
  • 6.0% positive, 14-day average
  • 4,514 individuals recovered
  • 836 individuals in mandatory quarantine
  • 141 individuals in precautionary quarantine
  • 294 individuals in mandatory isolation
  • 22 hospitalizations
  • 68 COVID-19 related deaths

Jefferson County to administer 300 COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, appointments now open 

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.

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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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