County’s active COVID cases rise to 37

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MALONE — Franklin County logged 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to County Manager Donna J. Kissane, raising the county’s active cases to 37.

Kissane said one new case of the virus was reported on Monday.

Two deaths due to COVID-19 were reported in Franklin County by the state Department of Health in May to bring the number of COVID-related deaths in the county since the start of the pandemic to 47.

Ten COVID deaths have been recorded in Franklin County since Jan. 18, according to the state DOH, and five people died between Jan. 1 and 18.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is a medium risk of coronavirus spread within Franklin County.

Franklin County recorded a positivity rate of 1.69% and a seven-day average of 5.22% on Saturday, according to the guidance website.

There is one positive case of the virus in Malone’s state prisons with one case of COVID-19 reported at Upstate Correctional Facility.

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s COVID-19 Response Team reported 13 new cases of the virus last week, according to Mandy Chase, the tribe’s publications manager.

There are six active cases of COVID-19 under the tribe’s jurisdiction, according to Chase, four of which involve adults, and the other two from children under the age of 2.

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