Jefferson County confirms 54 new COVID-19 infections as cases continue to rise on Tuesday

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Jefferson County Public Health is continuing to respond to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

On Tuesday, the County logged 54 additional COVID-19 cases.

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

  • 856 positive results
  • 605 individuals recovered
  • 1,280 individuals in mandatory quarantine
  • 574 individuals in precautionary quarantine
  • 241 individuals in mandatory isolation
  • 5 hospitalizations
  • 5 COVID-19 related deaths

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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