189 new COVID-19 cases reported in the tri-county region

189 new COVID-19 cases reported in the tri-county region
atertown's Samaritan Medical Center has rolled out rapid testing for COVID-19

LOWVILLE, N.Y. (WWNY) - Lewis County reports 19 new cases and one more death, those totals rise to 1,069 and 15 respectively.

233 of those cases are active and 821 have recovered.

22 are in the hospital.

233 are in isolation with another 594 in quarantine.

23,029 tests have been administered in the county this far, 21,960 have come back negative.

Jefferson County reports 96 new COVID-19 cases Saturday. Their total climbs to 2,956.

750 of those cases are active, 2,189 have recovered and 17 have passed from the virus.

Currently, 30 are in the hospital and 8 are in assisted living.

There are 712 in mandatory isolation with another 1,176 in mandatory quarantine. Another 905 are in precautionary quarantine due to travel. 889 of those are domastic travelers with another 16 traveling internationally.

43,804 tests have been administered so far with 40,848 coming back negative.

St. Lawrence County reports 74 new cases, bringing the total cases to 3,141. There are currently 25 hospitalizations.

The remaining metrics as well as the maps will be updated on Monday, January 11th.

However, they say efforts are now being finalized to begin vaccinations for Phase 1B as soon as vaccine is provided and scheduling is organized for the priority groups. Check the County website in the coming weeks for details.

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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