Thursday: more COVID cases in Jefferson, St. Lawrence counties

Thursday: more COVID cases in Jefferson, St. Lawrence counties
COVID-19 (Source: MGN)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - If you think we’re through with COVID-19 in northern New York, we’re not.

St. Lawrence County reported two new cases Thursday, bringing the total there since the pandemic started to 219.

212 people have recovered. There are four active cases and there have been three deaths. No one is currrently hospitalized.

In all, 18,169 people have been tested.

Jefferson County also reported two new cases, for a new total of 97, with 86 people recovered.

The county is also reporting a new statistic - people in precautionary quarantine because they’ve flown within the United States. 18 of the 71 people in precautionary quarantine are attributable to air travel.

“Frankly, over the course of the next several weeks that number is likely to grow significantly but it will be more attributable to summertime visitors to our region from the identified “hot spot” states,” said county administrator Robert Hagemann in a statement.

“It is another tool to use in terms of gauging what is taking place locally but I don’t want people to be alarmed at the growth of that particular number,” he said.

There are no new coronavirus cases to report in Lewis County.

As of Thursday morning, Public Health officials report they’ve had 37 confirmed cases. Of them, 29 have recovered and eight are in isolation.

Forty-eight people are under quarantine.

The county has tested 4,071 people, with negative results for 4,001 of them.

Results are pending for 33 tests.

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