COVID-19 cases rise in the tri-county region, Jefferson County urges people to sign up for testing

COVID-19 cases rise in the tri-county region, Jefferson County urges people to sign up for testing
Covid-19 cases (Source: MGN)

CANTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - Saturday, St. Lawrence County added 42 new COVID-19 cases. The total cases there now rises to 1,155.

8 are currently hospitalized and there are 573 individuals currently in quarantine.

The rest of St. Lawrence County’s metrics will be updated Monday, December 7th.

Jefferson County reports 59 new cases, their highest one-day total yet. The county’s total now rises to 1,014. 262 of those cases are active, 747 have recovered, and 5 have died from the virus.

6 people are currently hospitalized.

1,397 are in mandatory quarantine with another 517 in precautionary quarantine due to travel. 493 of those are domestic travelers and 24 traveled internationally.

Jefferson County is also working on a 2 day testing event. You can find out how to sign up here.

Lewis County reports 11 new cases, their total rises to 396. 92 of those are active, 300 have recovered, 4 have died due to the virus.

Currently 11 are hospitalized and 10 results are pending.

429 are in quarantine, another 92 people are in isolation.

Officials ask you to pay attention to how you are feeling and monitor any symptoms you may have. They also say that COVID-19 symptoms can take 2 - 14 days to appear after exposure and include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you feel you may have been exposed or are showing symptoms, you can find COVID-19 testing sites at the Jefferson County Public Health website, in St. Lawrence County at:

  • 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

And in Lewis County by calling Lewis County Public Health at (315) 376-5453 or at Lewis County Health System’s drive-thru testing site located at Maple Ridge Center Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 AM - 1 PM.

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