Another person dies of COVID in St. Lawrence County, total deaths at 143
CANTON — Another person has died from COVID-19 infection reported St. Lawrence County Public Health Friday, bringing the total countywide death toll to 143.
Public Health stated that 126 new cases of COVID were reported in the county Friday.COVID numbers reported Friday, Nov. 26:
Transmission level: High
New cases: 126
Total number of confirmed positives to-date: 14,451
Active cases: 542
Released from isolation: 13,766
Total number of tests performed to date: 455,836
% of Fully vaccinated in St. Lawrence County: 55.8
% of St. Lawrence County positivity rate: 6.73
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is currently holding COVID-19 Vaccination clinics. To make an appointment, call 315-229-3452.
Anyone 18+ in a high transmission zone is now eligible for the booster vaccine.
Registration is required. No walk-ins will be accepted. Call 315-229-3452 for times and to register.
Vaccinations are also available at local pharmacies.
To receive a COVID-19 vaccine, call the county public health department at 315-386-2325.
Some urgent cares and provider offices are performing testing. Testing is by appointment only. Call the hotline numbers below between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. if you have symptoms 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 State Gov. Kathy Hochul issued the following statement on the news that yet another COVID variant has apparently surfaced.
"We are closely monitoring the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529, also known as the Omicron variant,” Hochul said.
“The Department of Health's Wadsworth Center Laboratory will continue to actively monitor COVID-19 virus samples selected from throughout New York State to compare sequences and identify circulating and new variants. While we have not yet identified any Omicron cases, we are not surprised that new variants are emerging and may likely end up in New York. We will continue to monitor WHO actions and work with our partners at the CDC to keep a close eye on developments."
"I want to remind New Yorkers to continue taking the precautionary steps we know reduce the spread of this deadly virus: wear a mask in indoor public places, use proper hand hygiene, get tested, and stay home when sick. The vaccine also remains one of our greatest weapons in fighting the pandemic, and this news further emphasizes the need for each of us to get vaccinated and get the booster if you're fully vaccinated."