County logs 101 active COVID cases after 73 new infections

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MALONE — Franklin County logged 35 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, according to County Manager Donna J. Kissane, raising the county’s active cases to 110.

Kissane said 32 new cases reported on Wednesday.

One death due to COVID-19 was reported by the state Department of Health on April 22, the 45th since the start of the pandemic.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is classifying the risk of coronavirus spread in Franklin County this week as medium. Neighboring Clinton and St. Lawrence counties have a high risk of community spread, according to the CDC.

Franklin County recorded a positivity rate of 9.36% and a seven-day average of 9.06% on Tuesday.

Mandy Chase, publications manager for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, on Monday confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 in the southern portion of Akwesasne over the previous four days.

A second COVID-19 vaccine booster is now available during Tribal Health Services’ Wednesday walk-in clinics or by appointment by calling 518-358-3142.

“The rise in COVID-19 cases is an indication that the virus has not gone away and remains an ongoing threat to public health,” Chase said. “As a result, we continue to encourage individuals who remain unvaccinated to please choose to protect yourself and those you love by getting the COVID-19 vaccine.”

Though the Tribe rescinded its mask mandate for indoor spaces on March 4, some locations continue to require masks.

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