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Jefferson County COVID infection rate rises to 6.4%

JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — The COVID infection rate in Jefferson County continues to be on the rise. According to a daily COVID report from Jefferson County officials on Thursday, the county’s infection rate now stands at 6.4%. This is an increase from the previous day where the infection rate was 6.1%.
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Another death due to COVID-19 reported in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — There were 77 new positive COVID-19 cases and one death due to the virus reported in Jefferson County on Wednesday. This was confirmed in a daily COVID update from Jefferson County officials on September 15. The increase in cases caused the number of individuals in mandatory isolation to grow by 53. Those placed in mandatory quarantine rose by 83, bringing the total to 616.
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Jefferson County confirms 49 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — There were 49 new positive COVID-19 cases reported in Jefferson County on Tuesday. This was confirmed in a daily COVID update from Jefferson County officials which also confirmed the positivity rate decreased slightly to 6.1%. Ten residents are currently hospitalized with the virus. An additional...
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104 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Jefferson County over the weekend

JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — There were 104 new positive COVID-19 cases reported in Jefferson County over the weekend. This was confirmed in a daily COVID update from Jefferson County officials which also confirmed the positivity rate rose to 6.2%. Only nine residents are currently hospitalized with the virus. Additionally,...
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Jefferson County COVID infection rate hits 6%

JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — On Thursday, the COVID-19 positivity rate hit 6% in Jefferson County. This was confirmed in a daily COVID update from Jefferson County officials which also confirmed 36 new cases of the virus. In total, there are now 285 residents hospitalized with the virus. Additionally, 471...
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Canning safety tips and resources

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Properly canned food is a safe home food preservation method. However, with advances in science, canning guidelines have changed over the years to ensure safe, quality food for your family. April Bennett, nutrition program manager at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County, appeared on 7...
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Debate ends over COVID relief money for hospice

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A heated debate is over after Watertown City Council strikes down a request for COVID relief money from Hospice of Jefferson County. Watertown City Council waited too long to respond to a request from Hospice of Jefferson County. It asked for money from the American Rescue Plan Act funds so it could build negative pressure rooms, part of an expansion project at the hospice residence on Gotham Street.
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Jefferson County COVID numbers ‘not improving,’ officials say

JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Cases of the coronavirus are continuing to rapidly rise in Jefferson County. In a daily press release to the media on September 2, Jefferson County officials stated that most of the county’s numbers “are not improving.” This was as the county confirmed 37 new positive cases in 24-hours and continues to have a positivity rate of 4.6%.
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153 new COVID cases reported in region Friday

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - The tri-county region reported 153 new COVID infections Friday. There were 114 new cases in St. Lawrence County, and 20 hospitalizations. In Jefferson County, 31 people tested positive for the virus. Nine people are hospitalized. Lewis County had 8 new cases. Two people are in...
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Tri-county area sees 160 new COVID cases, 32 people hospitalized

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - There was a dramatic one-day jump in new COVID cases Thursday. The tri-county region reported 160 new infections Thursday. St. Lawrence County, in particular, saw a big increase. There were 113 new cases Thursday, much higher than the 42 new cases reported the day before. Hospitalizations climbed to 20.
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Jefferson County confirms 25 new COVID-19 cases on last day of August

JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — On the final day of August, Jefferson County continued to follow its recent trend of a significant increase in new COVID-19 cases. In a daily report issued by the county, 25 additional COVID-19 cases were confirmed in a 24-hour timeframe. There are now 197 active cases of the virus in Jefferson County which caused the overall positivity rate to increase to 4.3%.
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77 new COVID cases reported in region

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - The tri-county region reported 77 new COVID infections Wednesday. St. Lawrence County saw 42 new cases and 18 hospitalizations. In Jefferson County, 30 people tested positive for the virus. Six people are hospitalized. Lewis County had 5 new cases. One person is in the hospital.
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