St. Lawrence County sees highest one-day number of new COVID cases

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Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 3:41 PM EST
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CANTON, New York (WWNY) - St. Lawrence County broke a record Wednesday when it comes to its daily COVID report.

County Public Health said Wednesday that another 165 people tested positive for the virus - that’s the highest reported number of new COVID cases in a day since the health department started releasing numbers more than a year ago.

Since the pandemic began, the county has seen a total of 14,958 cases and 143 deaths.

As of Wednesday, there were no new COVID deaths and hospitalizations dropped to 28 from 35 the day before.

In Jefferson County, there were 80 new COVID infections, but no new deaths. Hospitalizations increased from 27 to 30.

Lewis County reported 36 new cases and no new deaths. There are 13 people in the hospital because of COVID.

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