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 — One more coronavirus-related death at the Canton Rehabilitation and Senior Care facility has been recorded since Tuesday, according to a Wednesday update from United Helpers.

One of United Helpers’ two nursing homes in St. Lawrence County, the Canton site has logged 12 total fatalities related to COVID-19 since an outbreak began in November. One person remains hospitalized and 18 additional recoveries have been confirmed since Tuesday.

The 205 Canton-Madrid Road home, where 65 people currently reside, has recorded 149 cases since Nov. 29 — no increase from Tuesday.

A total of 87 people from the Canton site and 90 people from the Ogdensburg Rehabilitation and Senior Care facility have recovered from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

The Ogdensburg site, 8101 Route 68, has recorded one new staff case, brining the home’s case count to 213. One person remains hospitalized and 23 people have died since Thanksgiving.

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

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