Coronavirus

The information on this screen capture from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s daily coronavirus briefing is in error. The St. Lawrence County case was mistaken because of an old address. There are currently no confirmed cases in St. Lawrence County according to the County Health Department.

ALBANY — The St. Lawrence County Health Department, through its Facebook messenger, is reporting that a map displayed in Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s daily coronavirus briefing is incorrect.

The map showed three new counties in the state with confirmed cases, but apparently the St. Lawrence County indication was in error.

“Yesterday morning (Saturday) we did have a positive case reported in our system,” St. Lawrence County Health Director Dana Olzenak-McGuire said Sunday afternoon. “Before we report we always do a little investigation and the lab did not have an updated address.”

The person who tested positive had not lived in the county for a few months, Ms. Olzenak-McGuire said.

“We have just a handful of counties where we don’t have existing cases,” Gov. Cuomo said in his address with the map displayed on the screen. “As I said that is going to be 100% covered. It is just a matter of time.”

St. Lawrence County’s daily update Sunday included these numbers as of 12:30 p.m.:

  • There are 16 people in quarantine.
  • Approximately 174 people have been tested.
  • Of the 174 tests, 66 have come back negative, while 108 are still pending.
  • There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in St. Lawrence County.

The tests, which now require just a nasal swab, have been taking up to seven days to be returned from the lab, Ms. Olzenak-McGuire said.

“People need to stay home,” she said.

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