St. Lawrence County: 3 new cases

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

As of today, Thursday April 16:

  • 3 (three) new cases of COVID-19 were reported to the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to-date to 104 (one hundred four)

  • 52 (fifty two) have been released from isolation* (recovered)

  • 3 (three) cases are currently hospitalized.

  • 1,094 people have been tested for COVID-19 as of April 16th;  this testing data comes from the New York State Department of Health and was last updated on 4/15/20 before 2pm.

The map of COVID-19 Cases by Town can be found at this link:

*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 or work, wash hands with soap for 20 seconds often, and clean & disinfect commonly touched surfaces regularly.