COVID-19 infection rate remains over 8% in Jefferson County



JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Jefferson County Public Health confirmed 79 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend as well as the passing of two additional county residents.

According to Public Health, on Sunday January 31, the 14-day average infection rate was 8.3%.

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

  • 50,051 tests
  • 4,479 positive results
  • 4,007 individuals recovered
  • 854 individuals in mandatory quarantine
  • 336 individuals in precautionary quarantine
  • 371 individuals in mandatory isolation
  • 24 hospitalizations
  • 54 COVID-19 related deaths
  • 21 nursing home cases
  • 2 assisted living case

MAP: COVID-19 vaccine availability in the North Country 

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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