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North country marks another jump in COVID cases

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Published: Oct. 8, 2021 at 2:43 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - As we head into the weekend, the pace of new COVID-19 cases isn’t letting up.

St. Lawrence County

St. Lawrence County reported 83 new cases Friday afternoon. The county reported 82 Thursday. On the good side, no new deaths were reported, and the number of hospitalizations fell by one, to 23.

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, St. Lawrence County has recorded 11,154 cases, including 122 deaths.

Lewis County

Lewis County reported 16 new cases Friday, the same number as Thursday. The number of people hospitalized remained at four, and there were no new deaths. 115 people are in isolation.

Since the pandemic started, Lewis County has seen 3,009 confirmed cases of COVID, and 33 deaths.

Jefferson County

The number of new cases rose by 63 Friday, after increasing by 66 Thursday. The number of people in /mandatory isolation’ increased by 25, to 493.

The two week average positivity rate is now 5.7 percent.

On the positive side, there were no new deaths reported, and the number of hospitalizations decreased by five.

Since the start of the pandemic, the number of COVID cases in Jefferson county totals 9,553, with 92 deaths.

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