Over 400 COVID cases remain active in St. Lawrence County


FILE – Single coronavirus cell with DNA strands and white blood cells (Photo: Getty Images)

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — November 2 marked a chilly day in St. Lawrence County, but also a rise in COVID-19 cases.

On Tuesday, St. Lawrence County Public Health reported 55 new COVID cases in a daily report. With these new cases, there are now 436 active cases in the county, 33 of which are hospitalized.

The County did not record any new COVID deaths on November 2. However, there have been 131 COVID-related deaths since the pandemic started. There have also been 12,717 confirmed positive cases to date, 12,150 of which have been released from isolation.

St. Lawrence County remains designated as an area of high community transmission for the coronavirus. The county’s positivity rate stands at 5.75% and its vaccination rate is at 55%.

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 also 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 Department website.

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