County logs 30th COVID-19 death

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MALONE — Franklin County logged 192 active cases of COVID-19 Tuesday.

County Manager Donna Kissane reported 37 new cases of the novel coronavirus virus and 43 recent recoveries Tuesday.

Franklin County Public Health officials reported one new death due to COVID-19 on Monday.

The total number of COVID-19 deaths in Franklin County has climbed to 26 since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

Monday’s fatality is the fourth of November, after two COVID-related deaths were reported in Akwesasne on Nov. 4, and one fatality was reported in Franklin County on Nov. 5.

Kissane reported 30 new cases and 37 recoveries Monday; 39 new cases and 33 recoveries Sunday; 39 new cases and 37 recoveries Saturday; and 33 new cases and 69 recoveries Friday.

Franklin County Public Health is recommending residents limit the size of gatherings and wear masks when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

“High numbers of COVID cases are occurring from seasonal and other celebratory gatherings in Franklin County,” a recent notice reads. “Franklin County Public Health Services encourage you to get tested before and after gatherings.”

Residents are urged to help prevent the spread of the virus by wearing a mask, socially distancing, washing hands and surfaces, getting vaccinated, and staying home if sick.

“Our numbers continue to rise and all precautionary measures are recommended,” Kissane said.

According to the county’s COVID-19 guidance website, the positivity rate as of Sunday is 9.21%, and the county’s seven-day average is 8.64%.

A total 435 county residents are listed as in quarantine or isolation, according to the county’s website.

The county’s website states there are two cases of COVID-19 in one of Malone’s three state prisons. Franklin Correctional Facility is reporting both positive cases.

Five cases of the virus have been reported in the Franklin County jail, according to the county’s website.

Brendan White, director of communications for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, reported five new COVID-19 cases in Akwesasne Monday.

There are 10 active cases of the virus in Akwesasne; 25 people remain in quarantine as of Monday; and two people are hospitalized due to the virus, according to White.

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