St. Lawrence County: 165 new cases, 709 total active cases

CANTON, NY —  Today is the highest reported number of new COVID cases (165) since the Health Department has been reporting out numbers.

CDC is strengthening its recommendation on COVID-19 vaccine booster doses. Everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot either when they are 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or 2 months after initial J&J vaccine. Learn more:

Due to the high numbers of COVID cases occurring from seasonal and other celebratory gatherings in St. Lawrence County, St. Lawrence County Public Health encourages you to get tested before and after gatherings.

In accordance with CDC guidance, the St. Lawrence County Public Health is recommending the following on protect yourself and others from COVID-19:

  • Get vaccinated as soon as you can.

  • Vaccines are critical to enjoying a safe and healthy holiday season with family and friends.

  • Everyone ages 18 and old should get a booster shot.

  • When we get vaccinations and boosters, we continue to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

  • Wear a mask

  • Everyone 2 years or older who is not fully vaccinated should wear a mask in indoor public places.

  • If you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection and prevent possibly spreading COVID-19 to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

  • Stay 6 feet away from others

  • Inside your home

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.

  • Outside your home

  • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from other people, especially if you are at higher risk of getting very sick.

For more information on how to protect yourself and others, visit:

As of Wednesday, December 1, 2021:

Transmission Level


New cases


Total number of confirmed positives to-date


Active cases


Released from isolation






Total number of tests performed to date**


% of Fully vaccinated in St. Lawrence County***


% of St. Lawrence County positivity rate**