N.Y. COVID rate at pandemic low

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WATERTOWN — No COVID-19-related deaths were reported over the weekend in the tri-county area as the number of new virus cases rose by 74.

None of the three counties — Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence — reported COVID-19 numbers over the weekend, so the additional cases reflect changes in the totals since Friday.

The three-county area’s virus-related death toll remained at 212.

Jefferson County added 27 COVID cases to its total Monday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the county to 7,076. No deaths were reported, while the county’s 14-day average positivity rate dropped to 2.5%.

The county’s total number of recoveries from the disease caused by the virus increased by 72, for a new total of 6,899.

Mandatory isolations in Jefferson County decreased by 47 to 84, while hospitalizations rose by two to seven patients.

There are five people in precautionary quarantine and 319 people are in mandatory quarantine.

Jefferson County has reported 86 virus-related deaths.

St. Lawrence County reported 40 new novel coronavirus cases Monday, which brings the county’s total number of confirmed cases since the onset of the pandemic to 7,456. No deaths were reported.

Four people in the county are hospitalized with the disease, unchanged from Friday.

There are currently 93 known active cases in the county, a decrease of six from Friday, and a total of 7,267 individuals have recovered from the disease and have been released from isolation.

To date, 324,907 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 96 virus-related deaths.

Lewis County reported seven new cases of COVID on Monday, bringing the county’s total number of confirmed cases since March 2020 to 2,340. No deaths were reported.

A total of 39 individuals are currently in isolation — a decrease of 15 from Friday — and there are currently four people in the county hospitalized with the disease, unchanged from Friday.

A total of 2,249 people have recovered from COVID in the county, an increase of 22 since Friday, resulting in 39 known active cases in the county. There are 81 people in quarantine.

Lewis County has reported 30 deaths from the virus.

The data comes from local county health departments.

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