No COVID-19 deaths reported Friday in tri-county area; virus cases rise by 39

Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.
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Mar. 26—WATERTOWN — No deaths from COVID-19 complications were reported Friday in the tri-county area as the total number of positive virus cases grew by 39 across the region.

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

Jefferson County added 15 COVID cases to its total Friday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the county to 5,941.

No deaths were reported, while the county's 14-day average positivity rate dropped to 2.1%.

The county's total number of recoveries from the disease caused by the virus increased by 14, for a new total of 5,727.

Mandatory isolations in Jefferson County increased by one to 130. Hospitalizations remained at two patients, unchanged from Thursday.

There are 85 people in precautionary quarantine, and 253 people are in mandatory quarantine.

Jefferson County has reported 82 virus-related deaths.

St. Lawrence County reported 15 new novel coronavirus cases Friday, which brings the county's total number of confirmed cases since the onset of the pandemic to 6,572. No deaths were reported.

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

There are currently 91 known active cases in the county, an increase of seven from Thursday, and a total of 6,387 individuals have recovered from the disease and have been released from isolation.

To date, 257,867 virus tests have been administered in the county, according to data as of Wednesday from the state Department of Health.

St. Lawrence County has logged 94 virus-related deaths.

Lewis County reported nine new cases of COVID on Friday, bringing the county's total number of confirmed cases since March 2020 to 1,946. No deaths were reported.

A total of 64 individuals are currently in isolation — unchanged from Thursday — one of whom is hospitalized with the disease, also unchanged from Thursday.

A total of 1,853 people have recovered from COVID in the county, an increase of seven since Thursday, resulting in 64 known active cases in the county. There are 180 people in quarantine.

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

The data comes from local county health departments.