Jefferson County COVID-19 infection rate climbs to 2.6%


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

Jefferson County Public Health Service confirmed on Tuesday that the 14-day infection rate now stands at 2.6%. According to officials this is following an upward trend in new positive cases primarily in a younger popular, 50 years and below.

Specifically on Tuesday, 29 new cases were reported, bringing the overall total to 6,712 since the start of the pandemic.

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

  • 105,319 total tests
  • 6,712 positive results
  • 2.6% positive, 14-day average
  • 6,420 individuals recovered
  • 372 individuals in mandatory quarantine
  • 1 individuals in precautionary quarantine
  • 201 individuals in mandatory isolation
  • 5 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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