St. Lawrence County: 430 active cases, 21 hospitalized, 31 deaths

As of Friday, December 18:

  • 50 (fifty) new cases of COVID-19 were reported today, bringing the total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases to-date to 1676 (one thousand six hundred and seventy six)

  • 430 (four hundred and thirty) cases are active – please go to: https://www.stlawco.org/ to check out the COVID-19 Cases by Town map layouts (we will also post the maps on our Facebook page @SLCPublicHealth)

  • 1215 (one thousand two hundred and fifteen) cases have been released from isolation*

  • 21 (twenty one) cases are hospitalized.

  • 31 (thirty one) deaths have occurred; this fatality data comes from the New York State Department of Health and was last updated on 12/18/20 before 2pm, (https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov/views/NYS-COVID19-Tracker/NYSDOHCOVID-19Tracker-Fatalities?%3Aembed=yes&%3Atoolbar=no&%3Atabs=n)

  • 135,116 COVID-19 tests have been performed as of December 18th this testing data comes from the New York State Department of Health and was last updated on 12/18/20 before 2pm (https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov/views/NYS-COVID19-Tracker/NYSDOHCOVID-19Tracker-Map?%3Aembed=yes&%3Atoolbar=no&%3Atabs=n).

  • 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 January 1st  2021 (as written in Executive Order 202.79), requiring postponement, cancellation, or restriction of all non-essential gatherings of more than 10 (ten) individuals at private residences, and other gatherings occurring indoors must not exceed 50% of maximum capacity up to 50 people, 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: https://mylicense.custhelp.com/app/ask 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.