St. Lawrence County: 25 new cases

As of Thursday, November 19:

  • 25 (twenty five) new cases of COVID-19 were reported to the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department today, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to-date to 673 (six hundred and seventy three)

  • 128 (one hundred and twenty eight) cases are active – please go to: to check out the COVID-19 Cases by Town map layouts (we will also post the maps on our Facebook page @SLCPublicHealth)

  • 539 (five hundred and thirty nine) cases have been released from isolation*

  • 9 (nine) cases are hospitalized.

  • 6 (six) deaths have occurred; this fatality data comes from the New York State Department of Health and was last updated on 11/19/20 before 2pm, (

  • 104,727 COVID-19 tests have been performed as of November 17th this testing data comes from the New York State Department of Health and was last updated on 11/18/20 before 2pm (

  • Testing is being done through both St. Lawrence Health Systems and Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. Testing is by appointment only. Please call the hotline numbers below between 8a-4p if you have symptoms, you are an essential worker or feel you should be tested:

    • 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

*New York On PAUSE continues until December 3rd 2020 (as written in Executive Order 202.72), requiring postponement, cancellation, or restriction of all non-essential gatherings of more than 10 (ten) individuals, and gatherings occurring indoors must not exceed 50% of maximum capacity, provided the region has reached Phase 4 of the State’s reopening, and provided that social distancing, face covering, and cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the Department of Health are adhered to. Businesses or entities in industries open for Phase One, Two, Three and Four must be operated subject to the guidance promulgated by the Department of Health. If you are aware of any gatherings greater than 50 people or any businesses or entities operating in violation of the state’s regional phased reopening plan call 1-833-789-0470 or go to: to file a complaint.

* NYS DOH is adopting the CDC guidance and recommends that for persons with COVID-19 illness recovering at home (or other home-like setting, such as a hotel), maintain isolation for at least 10 days after illness onset and at least 3 days (72 hours) after recovery.

  • Illness onset is defined as the date symptoms began.

  • Recovery is defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, with progressive improvement or resolution of other symptoms.


* This recommendation is non-test-based. Time-since-illness-onset and time-since-recovery is used. It should be noted that this recommendation will prevent most but cannot prevent all instances of secondary spread. The risk of transmission after recovery, is likely substantially less than that during illness; recovered persons will not be shedding large amounts of virus by this point if they are shedding at all.