Wednesday’s COVID numbers: Lewis County sets another record

Wednesday’s COVID numbers: Lewis County sets another record
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LOWVILLE, N.Y. (WWNY) - Lewis County broke its own record for new cases of COVID-19 in a single day Wednesday, reporting 33 new cases.

In Jefferson County, another 54 cases were reported. St. Lawrence County reported one more death, and a near record number of new cases.

In all, 161 new cases were reported in the three counties.

Lewis County

Tuesday, Lewis County set a record for new cases of COVID, with 26 cases reported.

Wednesday, they broke the record, reporting 33 new cases, the most so far in Lewis County.

There are now at least 155 active cases in the county, and a total of 668 cases since the pandemic began in March.

The number of people under quarantine jumped up, after dropping earlier in the week, going from 555 Tuesday to 592 Wednesday.

No new deaths were reported. A total of 10 people are hospitalized.

Jefferson County

Jefferson County reported 54 new cases, bringing the total of active cases to 388 and the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 1,822.

One bit of good news: another 20 people are now considered “recovered,” bringing the total number of people in Jefferson County to have recovered from the virus since the pandemic began to 1,387.

Like Lewis County, Jefferson County reported no new deaths Wednesday.

St. Lawrence County

St. Lawrence County reported 74 new cases Wednesday, one shy of the record set earlier this month. The county added one more death to the toll COVID has taken, for a total of 36.

25 people are hospitalized in St. Lawrence County.

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