Over 600 Jefferson County residents in mandatory quarantine following COVID-19 surge

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Jefferson County is currently seeing a rapid rise in positive COVID-19 cases.

The County confirmed eight new positive infections on Monday.

There have been 471 positive confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county since the start of the pandemic.

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

  • 30,364 total tests
  • 29,893 negative results
  • 471 positive results
  • 388 individuals recovered
  • 644 individuals in mandatory quarantine
  • 413 individuals in precautionary quarantine
  • 77 individuals in mandatory isolation
  • 5 hospitalization
  • 1 COVID-19 related death

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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