St. Lawrence County: 113 new positive cases of COVID-19 since Friday

CANTON, NY —  Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.

St. Lawrence County Public Health strongly urges and recommends that ALL PERSONS wear a mask indoors in public spaces, in accordance with recent CDC guidance.

As of Friday, August 20 to Monday, August 23, 2021:

Transmission Level


New cases


Total number of confirmed positives to-date


Active cases


Released from isolation






Total number of tests performed to date*


% of Fully vaccinated in St. Lawrence County**


% of St. Lawrence County positivity rate**




COVID-19 Vaccine Updates:

COVID-19 VACCIANTION CLINICS* (Pfizer) for anyone 12 years and older:

  • The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is currently holding COVID-19 Vaccination clinics every Monday and Wednesday at 80 St. Hwy 310, Suite 2, Canton, NY.  To make an appointment, please call (315) 229-3452 or click the links below.

*Registration is encouraged but NOT required.  Walk-ins accepted*


(Pfizer – anyone 12 years of age or older) *Registration is encouraged but NOT required.  Walk-Ins accepted*

Vaccinations are available at local pharmacies.

If you or someone you know is homebound and is interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, please call our department at 315-386-2325

Testing is being done by the below places.  Some urgent cares and provider offices are doing performing testing.  Testing is by appointment only. Please call the hotline numbers below between 8a-4p 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