ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — New COVID-19 cases exceeded 200 once again in St. Lawrence County on Wednesday.

In a daily COVID-19 report on January 19, St. Lawrence County Public Health confirmed 268 new COVID-19 cases. These were identified since the last report on January 18.

As of January 19, there were 1,893 active COVID-19 cases among St. Lawrence County residents, which was a decrease from Tuesday’s numbers. The report also confirmed that 32 are hospitalized with the virus.

No new COVID-19 deaths were confirmed in the daily report. There have been 164 deaths in the county since the start of the pandemic.

St. Lawrence County’s positivity rate rose on Wednesday to 15.72%. However, its rate per 100,000 residents decreased from the previous day and was 986.63. Additionally, 1,423 residents have been released from isolation since the start of the pandemic.

Although 59% of residents in the county are vaccinated, the county remains designated as an area with high levels of COVID-19 transmission.

St. Lawrence County also remains in a State of Emergency due to high rates of the virus and low capacity rates. This will remain in effect until early February.

In accordance with CDC guidance, the St. Lawrence County Public Health is recommending that local residents get the COVID-19 vaccine, including booster doses, wear a mask and social distance.

COVID-19 testing is being done by appointment only. Some urgent care and provider offices are also performing testing. Call the hotline numbers below between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. if symptoms are presented.

  • 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