This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map published May 12 shows which U.S. counties are at low (green), medium (yellow) and high (orange) community levels of COVID-19. Masks are only recommended indoors in areas with high levels of COVID, including 45 counties in New York state. CDC image

MALONE — Franklin County logged 22 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, according to County Manager Donna J. Kissane, raising the county’s active cases to 116.

Kissane said 25 new cases were reported Wednesday.

One death due to COVID-19 was reported by the state Department of Health during the first week of May, the 46th since the start of the pandemic, and the first since April 22.

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

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

Franklin County recorded a positivity rate of 4.49% and a seven-day average of 8.02% on Tuesday.

One case of COVID-19 was active Thursday at Bare Hill Correctional Facility.

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s COVID-19 Response Team reported two new cases of the virus last weekend.

COVID-19 vaccines are available at 404 Route 37 at the Tribe’s walk-in clinics on Wednesdays, or by appointment by calling 518-358-3142.

A second booster shot is available for people at least 50 years old who received their first booster at least four months ago, those at least 12 years old who are immunocompromised and received their first booster at least four months ago, and adults who received two doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least four months ago.

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