Jefferson County COVID-19 infection rate declines slightly to 2.7%

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — The COVID-19 infection rate declined slightly in Jefferson County on Thursday.

Jefferson County Public Health Service confirmed that the 14-day infection rate now stands at 2.7%. According to officials this is following an upward trend in the infection rate after a series of new positive cases primarily in a younger popular, 50 years and below.

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Additionally on Thursday, 21 new cases were reported, bringing the overall total to 6,761 since the start of the pandemic.

The following COVID-19 data is the most current for Jefferson County:

  • 106,342 total tests
  • 6,761 positive results
  • 2.7% positive, 14-day average
  • 6,466 individuals recovered
  • 384 individuals in mandatory quarantine
  • 10 individuals in precautionary quarantine
  • 203 individuals in mandatory isolation
  • 6 hospitalizations
  • 0 nursing home cases
  • 1 assisted living cases
  • 85 COVID-19 related deaths

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

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