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WATERTOWN — No deaths from COVID-19 complications were reported Tuesday in the tri-county area as the total number of positive virus cases grew by 38 across the region.

The three-county region’s virus-related death toll remained at 205.

Jefferson County added 13 COVID cases to its total Tuesday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the county to 6,129.

No deaths were reported, while the county’s 14-day average positivity rate remained once again at 2.1%.

The county’s total number of recoveries from the disease caused by the virus increased by 14, for a new total of 5,885.

Mandatory isolations in Jefferson County decreased by one to 160 and hospitalizations remained at two patients.

There are 28 people in precautionary quarantine, and 308 people are in mandatory quarantine.

Jefferson County has reported 82 virus-related deaths.

St. Lawrence County reported 20 new novel coronavirus cases Tuesday, which brings the county’s total number of confirmed cases since the onset of the pandemic to 6,754. No deaths were reported.

Six people in the county are hospitalized with the disease, up one from Monday.

There are currently 152 known active cases in the county, a decrease of six from Monday, and a total of 6,508 individuals have recovered from the disease and have been released from isolation.

To date, 273,500 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 94 virus-related deaths.

Lewis County reported five new cases of COVID on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total number of confirmed cases since March 2020 to 2,018. No deaths were reported.

A total of 41 individuals are currently in isolation — a decrease of two from Monday — and there are now two people in the county hospitalized with the disease, up one from Monday.

A total of 1,948 people have recovered from COVID in the county, an increase of seven since Monday, resulting in 41 known active cases in the county. There are 88 people in quarantine.

Twenty-nine deaths from the virus have been reported in Lewis County.

The data comes from local county health departments.

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