AKWESASNE, N.Y. (WWTI) — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is currently responding to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
On Thursday, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center reported seven new COVID-19 cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction.
The Tribe’s EOC stated, “the continual rise in new cases in and around Akwesasne shows that the coronavirus remains a serious threat to our community. For that reason, the EOC is urging individuals to take personal action now to prevent any further spread.”
The following COVID-19 statistics are the most current for the Akwesasne community.
- 6,392 total tests
- 115 positive results
- 93 individuals recovered
- 22 active cases
- 56 isolated or quarantined
- 0 hospitalization
- 0 COVID-19 related death
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has confirmed that their Health Services, Franklin County Public Health Department and St. Lawrence County Public Health Department have conducted contact tracing following the recent confirmation.
Additionally, the Tribe’s Health Services is currently administering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible members. Seniors ages 65 or older can call the Tribe’s Office for the Aging to pre-register. Those who qualify can call (518) 358-2963 to pre-register.
COVID-19 drive-thru test collection clinics have also been scheduled for the next few weeks. Clinics will be held at the former IGA Building and will begin at 9 a.m. Clinics will be held on January 19 and January 26, 2021.
Community members and Akwesasne employees can also continue to be tested at
- Mountain Medical Urgent Care, Malone, New York: (518) 521-3322
- Mountain Medical Urgent Care, Massena, New York: (315) 705-0700