Region logs 20 new COVID cases

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WATERTOWN — Six new COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday across the tri-county area.

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

Jefferson County added two COVID cases to its total Tuesday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the county to 7,198. No deaths were reported, while the county’s 14-day average positivity rate dropped to 1.1%.

The county’s total number of recoveries from the disease caused by the virus remained unchanged from Monday at 7,082.

Mandatory isolations in Jefferson County increased by two to 28, while hospitalizations remained at one patient.

There is one person in precautionary quarantine, and 96 people are in mandatory quarantine.

Jefferson County has reported 87 virus-related deaths.

St. Lawrence County reported four new novel coronavirus cases Tuesday, which brings the county’s total number of confirmed cases since the onset of the pandemic to 7,537. No deaths were reported.

Two people in the county are hospitalized with the disease, a decrease of one from Monday.

There are 18 known active cases in the county, unchanged from Monday. A total of 7,422 individuals have recovered from the disease and have been released from isolation.

To date, 338,270 virus tests have been administered in the county, according to data as of Monday from the state Department of Health.

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

Lewis County reported no new cases of COVID on Tuesday, keeping the county’s total number of confirmed cases since March 2020 at 2,375. No deaths were reported.

One person currently remains in isolation — unchanged from Monday — and no one in the county is currently hospitalized with the disease, also unchanged from Monday.

A total of 2,343 people have recovered from COVID in the county, unchanged from Monday, leaving one known active case in the county. There are three people in quarantine.

Lewis County has reported 31 deaths from the virus.

The data comes from local county health departments.

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