Jefferson County reports “encouraging” trend in COVID-19 positivity rate, Lewis records one more death

Jefferson County reports “encouraging” trend in COVID-19 positivity rate, Lewis records one more death
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Jefferson County officials reported “somewhat encouraging” news in their daily COVID-19 statistics, as the 14 day average positivity rate trends downward, currently at 5.4%.

The county reported 25 new positive coronavirus cases, along with 39 recoveries. No additional deaths were reported Saturday.

Lewis County reports 8 new cases of COVID-19, along with another death. As of Saturday, the county has logged 1,659 positive cases of coronavirus and 26 deaths. Ten people are hospitalized. 1,536 people have recovered from the virus there since the pandemic began.

St. Lawrence County officials reported 81 news cases of COVID-19 Saturday. 29 people are hospitalized.

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