Nursing homes log no new virus cases

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

CANTON — Two more coronavirus-related deaths at the Canton Rehabilitation and Senior Care facility were recorded over the weekend.

One of United Helpers’ two nursing homes in St. Lawrence County, the Canton site has logged 10 total fatalities related to COVID-19 since an outbreak began in November. One person remains hospitalized and five additional recoveries have been confirmed since Friday.

The 205 Canton-Madrid Road home, where 68 people currently reside, has recorded 149 cases since Nov. 29, an increase of two staff positives from Friday.

According to a Monday afternoon update from United Helpers, 58 people from the Canton site and 89 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, recorded zero new cases this weekend, with the home’s 212 case count stagnating over the last week. Two people remain hospitalized and 23 people have died since Thanksgiving.

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

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