Jefferson County COVID-19 infection rate continues to drop following Memorial Day weekend

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Following Memorial Day weekend, COVID-19 infection rates are continuing to improve in Jefferson County.

Over a four-day period, the COVID-19 infection rate dropped to 1.6% on Tuesday, June 1. On Friday, May 28, the infection rate stood at 2%.

According to Jefferson County officials, in that same period, 22 COVID-19 cases were confirmed after 1,532 tests were processed.

Additionally, recoveries increased by 37 and no additional deaths were reported.

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

  • 120,328 total individuals tested
  • 7,118 positive results
  • 1.6% positive, 14-day average
  • 6,991 individuals recovered
  • 105 individuals in mandatory quarantine
  • 0 individuals in precautionary quarantine
  • 35 individuals in mandatory isolation
  • 5 hospitalizations
  • 0 nursing home cases
  • 0 assisted living cases
  • 87 COVID-19 related deaths

Jefferson County officials are encouraging all eligible residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To find an upcoming clinic, visit the county website.

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