St. Lawrence County COVID-19 infections rise to 259

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ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Active COVID-19 cases exceeded 250 in St. Lawrence County on Tuesday.

This was confirmed in a daily report from St. Lawrence County Public Health Service on August 24. According to SLCPH, 52 residents tested positive for the coronavirus, which brought the total number of active cases to 259. The infection rate now stands at 5.52%.

Since the start of the pandemic, 97 county residents have lost their lives to the coronavirus. There have also been 8,812 cases to-date. There are currently 17 county residents hospitalized with the coronavirus.

St. Lawrence County Public Health Officials are recommending that all wear a mask indoors and in public spaces, regardless of vaccination status. This is in accordance with recent guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as the County’s transmission level remains high.

Public Health is also continuing its COVID-19 vaccination effort. The Department is hosting several upcoming clinics, including some at Public Health, and others at local schools. A full listing can be found on Public Health’s website.

COVID-19 testing will also continue to be offered in the County. Testing is being done by appointment only. Residents are asked to call the hotline numbers between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. if symptoms are presented or if they feel the need to 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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