Lewis County logged its third novel coronavirus death Thursday, according to the public health office.
All three deaths have occurred this week, making Lewis County one of the last counties in the state to record their first virus related fatalities.
According to authorities, 3 more nursing home residents in Lowville have tested positive for the virus. 13 residents altogether have shown positive results, along with another 8 staff members.
CEO Gerald. R. Cayer confirmed that all infected residents reside on the same floor and are isolated within a special, negative pressure unit designed for COVID.
The positive employees are also in isolation.
4 patients remain hospitalized from virus related complications, according to what authorities said Thursday.
To date, the county has recorded 271 positives since testing began in March, including 10 new cases Thursday.
Health officials said there were 74 known active cases Thursday.
Furthermore, public health officials have revealed another possible exposure location. If you visited Jeb's Restaurant (Shady Ave., Lowville) on Wednesday, November 11 between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. in the middle dining room, you are asked to contact Lewis County Public Health: 315-376-5108.
Public health officials will follow up with you as soon as possible.
Oneida County added 66 new positives Thursday, according to health officials. With 3,876 total infections since the pandemic began in March, 968 known cases remain active.
There were no additional virus related deaths recorded Thursday. To date, authorities have recorded 139 virus related deaths within the county.
29 patients are hospitalized from COVID-19 related complications, including 11 who are nursing home residents, according to County Executive Anthony Picente.
Herkimer County reported 1 new virus related death on Thursday. According to authorities, 11 people have now passed away from COVID-19 complications (within the county) since testing began in March.
12 new positives were recorded, meaning there are now 561 total confirmed infections since the pandemic began.
Of that number, 124 known cases are active, including 3 who are hospitalized from virus related complications.
Jefferson County reported 39 new infections Thursday, marking their highest single day total since the pandemic began, so far.
127 known cases are active, including 5 people who are hospitalized with virus related complications.
548 total infections have been recorded since testing began in March, health officials say.
To date, there have been two COVID-19 related deaths within the county.