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WATERTOWN — The tri-county area reported 160 total new cases of COVID-19 Thursday.

St. Lawrence County reported 113 new virus cases, with Jefferson County following with 37 new cases and Lewis County adding 10 cases. St. Lawrence County has recorded 8,720 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, while Jefferson and Lewis counties have recorded 7,861 and 2,560 cases, respectively.

There are now 32 people hospitalized across the area, with 20 people in the hospital in St. Lawrence County, 11 in Jefferson County and one in Lewis County.

St. Lawrence County has recorded 99 deaths, Jefferson County 89 deaths and Lewis County 31 deaths.

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