Region logs 20 new COVID cases

Image courtesy the Georgia Dept. of Public Health.

WATERTOWN — Nineteen new COVID-19 cases were reported over the Independence Day holiday weekend across the tri-county area.

No deaths were reported as the three-county region’s virus-related death toll remained at 215.

Officials in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties have stopped providing daily updates on the case numbers, so the totals reflect changes since Thursday. Future updates will be provided on Mondays and Thursdays.

Jefferson County added 13 COVID cases to its total Tuesday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the county to 7,237. No deaths were reported, while the county’s 14-day average positivity rate rose to 0.9%.

The county’s total number of recoveries from the disease caused by the virus increased by nine from Thursday to 7,124. Mandatory isolations in Jefferson County increased by four to 26, while no one is hospitalized, unchanged from Thursday. There is no one in precautionary quarantine, and 42 people are in mandatory quarantine.

Jefferson County has reported 87 virus-related deaths.

St. Lawrence County reported five new novel coronavirus cases Tuesday, bringing the county’s total number of confirmed cases since the onset of the pandemic to 7,557. No deaths were reported.

One person in the county is hospitalized with the disease, unchanged from Thursday.

There are 13 known active cases in the county, unchanged from Thursday. A total of 7,447 individuals have recovered from the disease and have been released from isolation.

To date, 341,306 virus tests have been administered in the county, according to data as of Sunday from the state Department of Health.

St. Lawrence County has logged 97 virus-related deaths.

Lewis County reported one new case of COVID on Tuesday, raising the county’s total number of confirmed cases since March 2020 to 2,386.

Two people are now in isolation — unchanged from Thursday — and no one in the county is currently hospitalized with the disease, also unchanged from Thursday.

A total of 2,353 people have recovered from COVID in the county, an increase of one from Thursday, leaving two known active cases in the county. There are four people in quarantine.

Lewis County has reported 31 deaths from the virus.

The data comes from local county health departments.

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