Jefferson County marks 3rd consecutive day with a COVID-19 death



JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Jefferson County is continuing to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 case surge.

Sadly on Tuesday, Jefferson County Public Health confirmed that a county resident died from COVID-19, making it the third day in a row the County reported a COVID-19 death.

Additionally on January 19, 59 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the county.

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

  • 3,704 positive results
  • 3,067 individuals recovered
  • 1,377 individuals in mandatory quarantine
  • 367 individuals in precautionary quarantine
  • 562 individuals in mandatory isolation
  • 27 hospitalizations
  • 28 COVID-19 related deaths
  • 19 nursing home case
  • 1 assisted living cases

According to Jefferson County Public Health, COVID-19 symptoms can take up to 14 days to appear after exposure and include the following:

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • fatigue
  • muscle or body aches
  • headache
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • 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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