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The spikes that adorn the outer surface of the coronavirus, which impart the look of a corona, when viewed through an electron microscope. CDC photo

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 46 across the region.

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

Jefferson County added 28 COVID cases to its total Tuesday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the county to 6,261.

No deaths were reported, while the county’s 14-day average positivity rate rose slightly to 2.3%.

The county’s total number of recoveries from the disease caused by the virus increased by five, for a new total of 6,045.

Mandatory isolations in Jefferson County increased by 22 to 123, and hospitalizations increased by one to five patients.

There are 29 people in precautionary quarantine, and 259 people are in mandatory quarantine.

Jefferson County has reported 82 virus-related deaths.

St. Lawrence County reported 16 new novel coronavirus cases Tuesday, which brings the county’s total number of confirmed cases since the onset of the pandemic to 6,913. No deaths were reported.

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

There are currently 154 known active cases in the county, a decrease of 35 from Monday, and a total of 6,665 individuals have recovered from the disease and have been released from isolation.

To date, 283,716 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 two new cases of COVID on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total number of confirmed cases since March 2020 to 2,062. No deaths were reported.

A total of 45 individuals are currently in isolation — a decrease of two from Monday — and there are five people in the county hospitalized with the disease, an increase of one from Monday.

A total of 1,988 people have recovered from COVID in the county, an increase of four since Monday, resulting in 45 known active cases in the county. There are 98 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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