St. Lawrence County: 3 new positive cases bringing total to 109

CANTON, NY —   The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department released the following statement:

As of today, Saturday, April 18:

*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.

*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.

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.