COVID-19 Tuesday: the numbers, how it’s affecting the north country

COVID-19 Tuesday: the numbers, how it’s affecting the north country
COVID-19 update (Source: WWNY)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - There were no new cases of COVID-19 in the north country as of Tuesday.

The 2 people in Jefferson County who tested positive for the virus, remain in mandatory isolation.

There are 224 people in the county who are in precautionary quarantine.

So far, there have been 77 negative test results in Jefferson County.

In St. Lawrence County, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19

As of Tuesday, there are 30 people in the county in quarantine.

Approximately 229 people have been tested, 85 tests have come back negative, while 144 are still pending.

There are no confirmed cases in Lewis County as of Tuesday.

Officials said 44 people have been tested. Half those tests have come back negative and officials are waiting for the results of the other half.

The county said 30 people are under precautionary quarantine.

The state said Tuesday there are 4,790 additional confirmed cases in New York, bringing statewide total to 25,665.

Because of the pandemic, more than 1,000 Fort Drum solders are coming back from Afghanistan sooner than expected.

Speaking of Fort Drum, the state’s attorney general says scammers have been using the COVID-19 pandemic to target members of the Army community.

Meanwhile, the military post’s workforce says it’s adjusting to all the changes caused by the outbreak.

The civilian community is also adjusting. Watertown city firefighters and police have been wearing more protective equipment when responding to calls.

College professors are still teaching after students were sent home. They’re improvising.

St. Lawrence University has decided to postpone the in-person commencement ceremony that was set for May 17.

Local bankers offered some guidance for people who may have trouble paying their mortgage.

On a lighter note, family and friends gathered outside Sybil Richmond’s assisted living home in Watertown Tuesday to wish her a happy 100th birthday.

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