County’s active COVID cases remain at two

MALONE –– The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County remained at three for a third straight day on Tuesday, after fluctuating slightly over the weekend.

The number of people in quarantine or isolation also remained constant at 45 after dropping steadily from 198 on Thursday, County Manager Donna Kissane said in her daily briefing email Tuesday morning.

The highest number of people in quarantine or isolation in the county continued to be in Akwesasne, where one of the three active cases resides, according to a graphic updated Tuesday afternoon by the North Country Crime Analysis Center based on numbers verified by Franklin County Public Health Services. Akwesasne has 13 people in quarantine or isolation, down from 16 on Friday and 14 on Monday.

The decrease in Akwesasne was more than offset by an increase in Harrietstown, where the number had fallen from seven to four on Monday. On Tuesday, quarantines and isolations had jumped back up to 10.

Tupper Lake, where the number had peaked at 68 Friday, continued to record a drop, falling from eight on Monday to five on Tuesday. The spike in Tupper Lake was the result of an employee at the Mercy Living Center nursing home testing positive for the virus, but none of the facility’s 57 residents has tested positive.

No other town in the county has more than three people in quarantine or isolation, although several towns that had reported no cases quarantines or isolations on Monday reported having people sequestered on Tuesday.

The county has reported receiving 19,851 negative test results and only 57 positive since the virus was first reported here in late March.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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