ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — COVID-19 continues to be on the rise in St. Lawrence County after the holidays.

According to the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department, 250 additional COVID-19 cases were identified in the county on January 4. There are now 1,039 active cases in the county with 18 individuals hospitalized.

The county’s positivity rate on Tuesday was reported to be 6.36%. There was also a 287.73 case rate per 1000,000 residents. However, there were no additional deaths confirmed on Tuesday. Since the start of the pandemic, 159 county residents have died and 18,356 have tested positive for the coronavirus.

St. Lawrence County remains designated as an area of high community transmission for the virus. The county’s positivity rate is 6.68% and 55.8% of the population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

In an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus, St. Lawrence County Public Health is urging all to wear masks indoors in public spaces.

The county is continuing its COVID-19 vaccination effort and administering doses of the first, second and booster vaccination at upcoming clinics. These are all listed on the St. Lawrence County Public Health website.

COVID-19 testing is also available throughout the county. Some urgent care and provider offices are doing performing testing. Testing is being done by appointment only. Please call the hotline numbers below between 8a-4p if you have symptoms or feel you should be tested:

  • St. Lawrence Health System: 315-261-6240
  • Claxton Hepburn Medical Center: 315-713-6655
  • Clifton-Fine Hospital: 315-848-8049
  • Community Health Center of the North Country (Canton): 315-379-8132