Ten new cases of COVID-19 reported in St. Lawrence County, total confirmed cases at 128
The map above shows the distribution of COVID-19 cases countywide as of April 20 at noon. Submitted by St. Lawrence County Public Health.St. Lawrence County Public Health Department announced that as of today, Monday, April 20, there were ten new cases of COVID-19 reported, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to date to 128.
Seventy-four of these individuals recovered and have been released from isolation, Public Health said in a press release.
Six cases are currently hospitalized.
Public Health said 1,165 people have been tested for COVID-19 as of April 19. This testing data comes from the New York State Department of Health and was last updated on April 20 before 2 p.m. The state's testing data can be viewed at https://on.ny.gov/2VoFU6w.
Testing is being done through both St. Lawrence Health Systems and Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. Testing is by appointment only.
Call the hotline numbers below between 8 a.m. and 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;
• St. Lawrence Co Public Health Department, 315-229-3448.
The New York State Department of Health defines release of isolation by the following conditions:
• At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications;
• Significant improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
• At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
All residents should continue to stay home as much as possible, wear a face covering and stay 6 feet away from others when venturing out for groceries, medical care, or work, wash hands with soap for 20 seconds often, and clean & disinfect commonly touched surfaces regularly, Public Health said.
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