MALONE — A decrease in COVID-19 cases Monday was offset by a jump in new cases, Tuesday.

According to an email update from Franklin County Manager Donna Kissane, the county’s total number of cases is 207, Tuesday, after 35 new cases and only 12 recent recoveries were reported.

Kissane said that as of Monday, 13 Franklin County residents were hospitalized due to COVID-19.

According to Kissane, between Monday, Sept. 5, and Sunday, Sept. 12, 50 children tested positive via lab testing reports for COVID-19.

There were 16 new positive cases of the virus, Monday, in addition to 32 recent recoveries, according to Kissane’s daily update, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 184.

On Sunday there 21 new positive cases reported, in addition to 47 recent recoveries, to bring the county’s total number of cases to 200, according to Kissane’s email.

However on Saturday, Kissane’s email update reported a spike in cases, with 51 new positive cases of the virus and 32 recent recoveries to raise the total number of positive virus cases in the community up to 226.

On Friday, Kissane reported 36 new cases and 18 recent recoveries, to put the county at 207 active cases of COVID-19.

According to the county’s COVID-19 website, the positivity rate as of Monday is 7.21%, and the county’s seven day average is 7.88%.

434 county residents are currently listed as in quarantine or isolation, according to the county’s website.

There is currently one positive cases of COVID-19 in one of Malone’s three state prisons, with one case reported in Bare Hill Correctional Facility.

An email from Brendan White, director of communications, with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, reported six new positive cases of COVID-19 and 21 active cases of the virus in Akwesasne, Monday.

16 residents are in quarantine at home, according to White’s email, as of Friday.

Individuals under the Tribe’s jurisdiction who are in isolation or quarantine, and require basic food items, should contact the Office of the Family Advocate at 518-358-3021, according to White’s email, which said trained staff from the Tribe’s Mental Health Services are available to provide support and can be reached at 518-358-3145, or through the After Hours Crisis Center at 518-651-4475.

Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services is reporting a 49.2% vaccination rate, as of Friday, according to White’s email, which states an additional 144 vaccinations were administered at the Tribe’s walk-in clinic at the former-IGA Building on State Route 37, Wednesday, held last week.

Wednesday’s clinics are held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the former-IGA Building on State Route 37.

White’s email states the majority of new positive cases of COVID-19 are among unvaccinated people.

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated people are required to wear a mask in all public indoor places within the Tribe’s jurisdiction, according to White’s email.

Residents in all of New York’s counties should wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

People who are not fully vaccinated this spring and summer were more than 10 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than those who are fully vaccinated, according to study published by the CDC, Friday.

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