Jefferson County reports second death from coronavirus, unveils data dashboard

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Some of the data released on Jefferson County’s new data dashboard.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

Jefferson County has reported its second death from the coronavirus, just days after its first death during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Of 76 total cases, the county has had two deaths and one recovered case, according to a new data dashboard unveiled on the Jefferson County Department of Health’s website.

The dashboard also provides data on gender of those who tested positive, along with their age and ZIP code.

So far, the county has had two cases 10 and under, seven cases in their 20s, nine in their 30s, 11 in their 40s, 19 in their 50s, 19 in their 60s, five in their 70s, three in their 80s and  one case in their 90s.

Cases are slightly more common in men, 51 percent to 48 percent. Of the cases so far, 39 have been men and 37 have been women.

Most cases in Jefferson County appear to be from community spread. Only nine cases are known to be from travel, and 14 cases are from known contact with a person who tested positive.

So far, 59 people have been released from monitoring.