Jefferson County COVID infection rate continues to slightly increase



JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — The COVID-19 infection rate in Jefferson County is continuing to slightly increase this week.

This was confirmed by Jefferson County Public Health on Tuesday as the rate now stands at 2.3%, a 0.1% increase from Monday, April 12.

Jefferson County has also recorded 28 positive tests on April 13.

The following COVID-19 statistics are the most current for Jefferson County:

  • 92,235 total tests
  • 6,261 positive results
  • 2.3% positive, 14-day average
  • 6,045 individuals recovered
  • 259 individuals in mandatory quarantine
  • 29 individuals in precautionary quarantine
  • 123 individuals in mandatory isolation
  • 5 hospitalizations
  • 0 nursing home cases
  • 6 assisted living cases
  • 82 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.

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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.

ABC50 spoke with Jefferson County Board of Legislator Chairman Scott Gray on April 12 to discuss this increase. Watch the full interview in the player below.

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