County adds 41 COVID-19 cases

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MALONE — A 13th death due to COVID-19 complications was recorded in Franklin County Tuesday, officials said.

The fatality was an inmate at Bare Hill Correctional — initially reported by the state’s Department of Corrections and Community Supervision on Friday, via its online database. It is the second overall death recorded at Malone’s three correctional facilities — the first occurring at Franklin Correctional Facility, earlier this month.

The DOCCS has tallied 191 total active cases of COVID-19, according to the county’s online database. This is 57% of the county’s known active cases — its total number on Tuesday coming in at 335 infections.

Bare Hill Correctional Facility has 46 cases, while Upstate Correctional has the smallest number — at five cases. Franklin Correctional Facility continues to deal with a virus cluster of 140 reported infections.

The current positivity rate, as of Sunday, is just a couple ticks under 9%, at 8.98%. The 7-day average is 7.49%.

These percentages were fueled by 16 new positive cases and controlled by nine recent recoveries.

There are 584 residents presently listed as either quarantining or isolating.

Cumulatively, officials suspect there to have been at least 2,184 cases, since the start of the pandemic. There have been 2,039 confirmed cases.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Emergency Operations Center on Monday reported eight new cases of COVID-19. This brings Tribe jurisdiction halfway to the century mark in cases, with 50 infections. One Tribe member remains in the hospital, while two have made recent recoveries. Thirty-nine Tribe members remain in quarantine.

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