Teacher sees good news in virus data

The spikes that adorn the outer surface of the coronavirus, which impart the look of a corona, when viewed through an electron microscope. CDC photo

CANTON — St. Lawrence County Public Health Director Dana O. McGuire issued a press release Saturday afternoon stating that the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county has jumped to 11.

“As of March 28th 2020, there are 11 positive COVID-19 test results for St. Lawrence County,” Ms. McGuire stated.

The first case in St. Lawrence County was reported Wednesday; three more cases were reported Thursday. The total climbed to six on Friday, and five more were added to the list Saturday.

Each confirmed case results in an extensive interview with the health department and an at-home quarantine with the health department checking with the subjects twice a day.

The interviews are used to start tracking infected person’s movements since the day before symptoms first appeared and contacting anybody they may have come in contact with for more interviews and possible self-quarantines.

The number of cases in Jefferson and Lewis counties was unchanged Saturday afternoon, with five confirmed cases in Jefferson and none in Lewis.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said during a news conference held in Albany on Saturday morning that there are 52,318 confirmed cases in the state.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

St. Lawrence/Franklin County Editor

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