Two more in St. Lawrence County test positive for COVID-19, 106 total with 57 recoveries
St. Lawrence County Public Health reports two new cases of COVID-19 and several more people have recovered from the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
In a Friday afternoon email, Public Health Director Dana Olzenak-McGuire said 57 people have been released from isolation, and 106 people total have tested positive for COVID-19 in the county.Four people are hospitalized, Olzenak-McGuire said.
As of April 16, 1,094 people in St. Lawrence County have been tested for COVID-19.
The New York State Department of Health defines release of isolation by the following conditions:
• At least three 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 seven days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
“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,” Olzenak-McGuire said in an email. “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.”
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