47 new COVID-19 cases in tri-county region

Here are the region's COVID-19 stats for Saturday, March 6, 2021.

  North country doctor: J & J vaccine effective

Vaccine appointments available at Ogdensburg’s Golden Dome

State to loosen some virus restrictions on gatherings

  Morning Checkup: Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Vaccination clinic for people 65 and older now open to all eligible

  Tomorrow’s Heath: teen suicide, grief treatment, apnea & Alzheimer’s

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43 new COVID-19 cases in region Sunday

  Lewis County clinic sees hundreds vaccinated

Friday’s numbers: St. Lawrence County reports two more deaths; 74 new cases in north country

Samaritan to buy Northern Radiology Imaging’s assets

New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution & concern

  Fitness with Jamie: stretching

  Morning Checkup: Summit Village apartments available

There are assisted living apartments available at Samaritan Summit Village.

  Tomorrow’s Health: acid reflux, shorter doctors’ shifts & child obesity

Acid reflux disease may increase the risk of certain types of cancer.

  A shot for brighter days at JCC, more than 1,000 receive their 2nd dose

In just two days, more than 1 thousand people received their second shot.

50 new COVID-19 cases in tri-county region

Here are the region's COVID-19 stats for Sunday, February 21, 2021.

COVID-19 South African variant identified in NYS

99 new cases, 1 death in the region Saturday

Cuomo: Statewide positivity rate continues to decline

9 Democratic Assembly members urge rescinding Cuomo’s emergency powers

Vaccine distribution confusing, governor says, but it won’t always be a bad thing

  Doctor says vaccine side effects can be a good sign

Expected cold weather closes Lewis County COVID-19 testing site

It’s going to be cold and windy Wednesday, so Lewis County Health System is closing its drive-through COVID-19 testing site for the day.

  Tomorrow’s Health: preventing dementia, zika vaccine & premature heart disease

Preventing cardiovascular disease in mid-life may also protect against dementia later in life.

  February is School-Based Health Care Awareness Month

April Fallon was on 7 News This Morning to remind people that the North Country Family Health Center’s school-based health centers are still open.

  NY Health: 15,000+ nursing home, related facility, residents die from COVID

The number is far higher than what the Cuomo administration was reporting, about 9,000.

  Tips on how to get a COVID vaccine appointment if you’re eligible

As you look to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine, here’s a county by county briefing on how to get the shot if you’re eligible.

State’s COVID-19 positivity lowest since start of holiday surge

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the rate is 3.54 percent, its lowest since November 25.

  Fitness with Jamie: more with exercise loops

This time, she shows us exercises for shoulders, biceps, triceps, back, and lats.

Large arenas can open later this month, Cuomo says - with restrictions

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that based on the success of an experiment at a Buffalo Bills game last month, the state has a plan to open other arenas and stadiums.

  Morning checkup: Acute Rehabilitation Unit

The Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Samaritan Medical Center provides intensive therapy for patients with complex medical issues.

  Clarkson, facing new COVID cases, goes fully remote

Clarkson University is moving to “fully remote” classes, after two days of positive COVID-19 tests.

  With more people eligible for shots, ‘be patient’

Local officials say they anticipate there will be a new day set aside for people with underlying medical conditions to get their COVID shots.

Another incremental increase in vaccine supply, governor says

It might not sound like much, but the federal government is giving states another 5 percent increase in their COVID-19 vaccine allocations.

  McGuire resigns from public health post

A key leader in the north country’s fight against COVID-19 is resigning.

  Tomorrow’s Health: pandemic income losses, primary care disruptions & health precautions

COVID-19 has brought staggering income losses to developing countries, threatening hundreds of millions of people with hunger and lost savings.

People with underlying conditions eligible for vaccine soon, but officials ask for patience

When COVID-19 vaccine eligibility opens up for 3 million more New Yorkers this weekend, it’s going to be a repeat of other times more people became eligible.

65 new COVID-19 cases and 1 more death in tri-county region Sunday

Here are the COVID-19 stats for Sunday, February 7, 2021.

103 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths in region Saturday

Here are the COVID-19 stats for Saturday, February 6, 2021.

  Case of UK COVD-19 strain found in Jefferson County

At a news briefing Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo showed a map that indicated a case of the more-virulent strain has been identified in Jefferson County.

  COVID nurse: It’s been a long two months

Ami Mitteer, a registered nurse who takes care of COVID patients, will tell tell you it's been a long two months, as the virus has spread and more people have gotten sick and died.

  Heart attack survivor promotes awareness on National Wear Red Day

It’s National Wear Red Day, a time to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke in women. We sat down with a heart attack survivor who explains no two heart attacks are the same.

  No 1B injections for Lewis County restaurant workers

Lewis County manager Ryan Piche says with the limited supply it does have, the county needs to focus on those who are already eligible and have been waiting before extending the vaccine to others.

  Lewis County Health System replaces old MRI machine

Lewis County Health System just replaced a 10 year old MRI machine with a state-of-the-art GE scanner.

Appointments filled in short order for Lewis County vaccine clinic

Phone lines were scheduled to open at 9 a.m. and officials announced they had no more slots by shortly after 10:30 a.m.

  Lewis County announces vaccine clinic for residents 65+

Vaccines are available only to those 65 years and older and the clinic is only for people who live and work in Lewis County.

  Morning Checkup: World Cancer Day

Thursday is World Cancer Day.

  Local leaders are pleased more COVID vaccine is headed to north country

The state will be getting more COVID-19 vaccine doses from the federal government than it expected even a day ago.

  Tomorrow’s Health: heart surgeries, kids with COVID & knee treatment

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a substantial decline in heart surgeries.

Vaccination clinics delayed due to weather

If you have an appointment Tuesday morning at one of several state-run COVID-19 vaccination sites – including the one in Potsdam – you might be rescheduled.

  Nearly 1,000 given the Pfizer vaccine at JCC

Shots, shots, and more shots were put into the arms of people 65 and older this weekend at Jefferson Community College.

105 new COVID-19 cases and 1 more death to report in the tri-county region

Here are the COVID-19 stats for Sunday, January 31, 2021.

Region reports 1 new COVID-19 death and 111 new cases

Here are the COVID-19 stats for Saturday, January 30, 2021.

With rapid testing & falling positivity rates, some venues may reopen soon

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a suggestion for people who are thinking about getting married.

  AG probe finds NY COVID-19 nursing home deaths underreported by as much as half

A larger number of New York nursing home residents may have died from COVID-19 than previously reported by the state.

UK strain found in Essex County, health officials say

A more virulent strain of COVID-19 first found in the United Kingdom has been identified in Essex County.

  Watertown firefighters donate jackets to kids as part of Operation Warm

The Watertown Fire Department donated 144 jackets to the Watertown City School District as part of Operation Warm.

  Fitness with Jamie: focusing on the obliques

The obliques – those muscles on either side of our waists – are part of our core and what fitness expert Jamie Kalk is focusing on this week.

North country lags when it comes to giving vaccines

As of 11 AM Wednesday, 50,945 doses of vaccine had been received in northern New York, with 36,269 of them administered, for a percentage of 71 percent.

Plan on 16% more vaccines, Cuomo tells localities

Local governments can plan on a 16 percent increase in their COVID-19 vaccine deliveries from the state for the next three weeks.

  Morning Checkup: Samaritan Orthopedics

You don’t need a formal referral to be treated at Samaritan Orthopedics.

  Program frees up hospital beds by sending some COVID-19 patients home

For some COVID-19 patients treated at Samaritan Medical Center, a follow-up appointment might be just a phone call with a physician.

State outdoor recreation venues see more traffic in 2020

In a year when people felt trapped in their homes because of the pandemic, many New Yorkers took to the great outdoors.

15th death reported at Canton nursing home

There’s been another COVID-19 death at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Canton.

  Tomorrow’s Health: COVID in kids, COVID in minorities & stroke risk

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association report more than 200,000 children tested positive for COVID-19 the second week of January.

Canton Central closes early after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Canton Central School is closing early today after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

Ogdensburg Free Acadamy pivots to fully remote instruction

Ogdensburg Free Academy is pivoting to fully remote learning Monday.

145 new cases and 4 more COVID-19 deaths in the tri-county region Sunday

Here are the COVID-19 stats for Sunday, January 24, 2021.

182 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths in tri-county region Saturday

Here are the COVID-19 stats for Saturday, January 23, 2021.

  Cuomo works on vaccine equity, pop-up vaccination sites open in NYC

Governor Cuomo is urging New York residents to trust the vaccine and get it as soon as it becomes available to them.

  Cuomo blames feds for counties’ short vaccine supply

With counties frustrated over how much vaccine they’re receiving, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is echoing their sentiments, but aimed at the federal government.

  Morning Checkup: stuttering

There’s no single cause for stuttering.

Canton nursing home records 14th death; no new deaths in Ogdensburg

There’s been another COVID-19 death at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Canton.

  Tomorrow’s Health: college student infections, kids’ poor diets & coronavirus surge deaths

A new study in the journal “Health Systems” finds British college students who went home for the holidays may have led to more than 9,000 new infections of COVID-19 across the U.K.

  COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens in Potsdam

The clinic at SUNY Potsdam is one of 13 state-run vaccination sites.

No second wave yet, but governor says it could be coming

Sixteen cases of the variant have been identified in the state so far.

108 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths in tri-county region

Here are the COVID-19 stats for Sunday, January 16, 2021.

124 new COVID-19 cases, one more death Saturday

Here are the COVID-19 stats for January 16, 2021.

More doctors & nurses need to be vaccinated, governor says

Nearly 40 percent of New York’s frontline health care workers haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 more than three weeks after the first doses arrived in the state.

Another death reported at Canton nursing home

The total number of residents there who have died from the coronavirus is now 13.