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The Essex County Health Department on Monday reported 101 new cases of COVID-19 discovered in the past four days, including more than a quarter, 28, in the city of North Elbe.
“We have certainly seen a significant spread among family members sharing a household, among private gatherings or the spread related to the workplace,” Essex County Health Department program coordinator Andrea Whitmarsh said on Monday, when asked if there was an outbreak or cluster of cases in northern Elba Island . “I don’t think we were able to identify any events / locations that caused the spike in cases.”
Over the past week, the county has reported a total of 208 new cases – more than 21% of them have been in the town of North Elba, which includes the village of Lake Placid, the hamlet of Ray Brook and part of the village of Lac Saranac. Eight were in nursing homes, prisons or other places of collective living, according to the health department. The county also reported two new deaths in the past week, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths to 39 across the county.
From October 25 to November 1, 327 cases were reported; the previous week, 187 new cases were reported, according to data from the county health department. The county health department is working on compiling a report on its October case data, including the number of hospitalizations, vaccination statuses and the number of cases in schools and assembly places.
The county health department has planned five new vaccination clinics across the county, one of the North Elba Show Grounds. The clinic is scheduled for November 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The department will have vaccines approved for children aged 5 to 11, as well as Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson and Moderna booster shots. The county is also planning to have one of its “Hometown Health Hero” – a pediatrician or a family doctor – on hand to answer questions. Anyone interested in getting the shot or getting a booster at the county clinic can register at www.co.essex.ny.us/health/make-an-appointment.
Increased cases in rural areas
Although the number of new COVID-19 cases found across the country has remained somewhat stable recently – hovering around 70,000 per day, according to the New York Times – here, the coronavirus continues to spread faster than ‘he only did this last year. In the first week of November last year, the Essex County Health Department reported a total of 11 new cases of COVID-19. This was before the use of COVID-19 vaccines was allowed in the United States, when some travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines for travelers were still in place, and while masks were still required in the United States. New York State. This was also before the highly contagious delta variant became the dominant strain of the coronavirus in the United States.
Counties with the lowest vaccination rates – primarily rural counties – currently experience the highest percentages of positive tests in New York state, the Albany Times-Union reported on Monday.
Manhattan, with 85% of residents at least partially vaccinated, had an average seven-day test positive rate of less than 1%, according to the Times-Union. Lewis County and Washington County, however, saw between 8% and 9% of tests come back positive on Saturday; As of Monday, 49.3% of Lewis County residents and 61.2% of Washington County residents had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
In Essex County, 66.9% of the population is at least partially vaccinated, according to the state Department of Health. In Franklin County, 55.6% of the population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Franklin County Public Health reported 17 new positives on Monday. The department reported 154 new cases and one new death related to COVID-19 in the past week. The Mohawk tribe of Saint Regis also reported two new deaths related to COVID-19 in the past week.
There were 35 positive cases in Tupper Lake, 16 in Harrietstown, three in Brighton and three in Santa Clara as of last Wednesday, the latest date on which city-level data was available.
Statewide, 3,480 COVID-19 tests came back positive on Monday, or 3.12% of the 111,451 tests processed. Governor Kathy Hochul’s office has reported 30 new deaths from COVID-19 statewide.