COVID-19 hospitalizations decrease in St. Lawrence County on Thursday

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FILE – In this July 27, 2020, file photo, notes to medical personnel are hung in an area as they prepare to ender a COVID-19 unit at Starr County Memorial Hospital in Rio Grande City, Texas. As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the nation and infections and hospitalizations rise, medical administrators are scrambling to find enough nursing help — especially in rural areas and at small hospitals. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — St. Lawrence County Public Health reported a decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations on Thursday.

This was confirmed in a daily update from Public Health which also reported 11 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total overall number of cases to 6,801 since the start of the pandemic.

Of the positive cases six remain hospitalized, 186 are active and 6,521 have been released from isolation.

94 St. Lawrence County residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

As of April 7, 278,811 COVID-19 tests have been performed in St. Lawrence County.

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Testing is being done through both St. Lawrence Health Systems and Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. Testing is by appointment only. Please call the hotline numbers below between 8a-4p if you have symptoms, you are an essential worker 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

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