COVID-19: 317 new cases and 2 more deaths in the tri-county region

LOWVILLE, N.Y. (WWNY) -Lewis County reports 13 new cases and one more death, their totals rise to 868 and 11 respectively.

177 of those cases are active, 680 have recovered.

12 people are currently hospitalized.

177 are in isolation with another 581 in quarantine.

Lewis County has performed 21,824 tests so far.

Jefferson County reports 96 new cases over the past two day time frame, that total rises to 2,321.

Over the last 24 hours we have lost Jefferson County’s 13th resident to the virus.

509 cases are currently active and 1,780 have recovered from the virus.

There are 17 hospitalized and 6 in assisted living.

487 are in mandatory isolation. 870 are in mandatory quarantine with another 786 in precautionary quarantine due to travel. 759 were domestic travelers while 27 traveled internationally.

41,756 tests have been administered in the county so far.

St. Lawrence County is reporting an update on new COVID-19 cases for the last two days.

For Friday, January 1st, there were 87 new cases, which increased the total cases to 2,510.

On Saturday, January 2nd, they reported 121 more cases, bringing the total cases to 2,631.

This represents a total of 208 new cases in St. Lawrence County since last reported on Thursday. There are currently 22 hospitalizations.

The remaining items metrics as well as the maps will be updated on Monday, January 4th.

Officials also add that the offices for the Department of Motor Vehicles in Ogdensburg will reopen for the appointments scheduled on Monday, January 4th.

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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