Jefferson County COVID-19 infection rate drops to 1%

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — On Thursday, June 10, the COVID-19 infection rate in Jefferson County dropped down to 1%.

This was following several consecutive days of the rate standing at 1.1% and was confirmed in a daily update from Jefferson County Public Health.

Additionally on Thursday, Jefferson County logged seven new COVID-19 cases and three new recoveries. The county continues to report no new hospitalizations, nursing home or assisted living cases or deaths.

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

  • 124,370 total individuals tested
  • 7,157 positive results
  • 1.0% positive, 14-day average
  • 7,029 individuals recovered
  • 77 individuals in mandatory quarantine
  • 1 individuals in precautionary quarantine
  • 39 individuals in mandatory isolation
  • 2 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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