Although the World Health Organization recently declared the COVID-19 emergency over, the pandemic continues to claim lives and there was one COVID-19 death declared in Jefferson County in the last week.

Jefferson County’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 173 while the total for the four-county Courierarea is 300. Death totals in the other counties are Carroll County, 56; Trimble County, 48; and Switzerland County, 23.