Franklin County reports 172 active COVID cases

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MALONE — Franklin County Public Health officials reported a total of 161 active cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

Franklin County Manager Donna Kissane reported 26 new cases of the virus and 14 recent recoveries in the daily update.

Kissane’s daily update on Sunday reported 26 new cases and 13 recent recoveries, bringing the county’s total number of active cases at the time to 149.

According to Kissane, there were 23 new cases and 31 recent recoveries reported on Saturday, and 20 new cases with 37 recent recoveries on Friday.

Reports from the Emergency Operation Center’s (EOC) weekly meeting that 54.4% of the county’s residents have had one dose of the vaccine and 50% of residents are fully vaccinated in the county.

The county is currently categorized as a high transmission county with 34% of has been breakthrough positive cases, according to reports from the EOC.

From July to last week, 34 children had tested positive for COVID-19 with 4.7% between the ages of 0 to 4, 12.4% between the ages of 5 to 12, and 6.2% between the ages of 13 to 17.

“It continues to be important to mitigate the spread of COVID 19 that people wear face coverings when they cannot physically distance.” Kissane’s email said. “Other mitigation strategies are hand washing, sanitizing, and to avoid large gatherings.”

According to the county’s COVID-19 guidance website, the positivity rate as of Saturday is 6.28%, and the county’s seven-day average is 5.85%.

A total 363 county residents are listed as in quarantine or isolation, according to the county’s website.

The county’s website states there a total of five positive cases of COVID-19 among Malone’s correctional holding facilities. There are four positive cases in Bare Hill Correctional and one positive case in the Franklin County Jail.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center and Health Services reported two new positive cases over the weekend in Akwesasne’s southern portion.

According to a report release from the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, they are pleased that three individuals have been released from isolation however; there still remains seven total active cases under the Tribe’s jurisdiction.

There are also four family members in quarantine at home to prevent further spread and one community member hospitalized due to COVID-19 complications in Akwesasne, according to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Emergency Operations Center.

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