Canton senior care facility reports one additional COVID-related death

United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care, 205 Canton-Madrid Road, Canton. Christopher Lenney/Watertown Daily Times

CANTON — United Helpers’ two nursing homes in St. Lawrence County report no new cases of COVID-19 and one coronavirus-related death Friday.

The Canton Rehabilitation and Senior Care facility logged its eighth fatality, and one person remains hospitalized. The Canton site, 205 Canton-Madrid Road, has recorded 147 cases — 84 staff and 63 residents — since Nov. 29.

The Ogdensburg Rehabilitation and Senior Care facility, 8101 Route 68, has logged 23 fatalities since Thanksgiving. Three people remain hospitalized, and 212 total people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since the outbreak first began the weekend of Nov. 21.

According to a Friday morning update from United Helpers, 88 people from the Ogdensburg home and 53 people from the Canton home have recovered, no change from Thursday.

Visitation at the Canton and Ogdensburg locations continues to be suspended.

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