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Coronavirus

Essex County reports 40th COVID-related death

The Essex County Health Department reported its 40th COVID-19-related death on Friday, Nov. 12. ECHD Program Coordinator Andrea Whitmarsh said this person was unvaccinated and hospitalized prior to their death. She said the cause was “complications due to their COVID illness.” The ...

First Night Saranac Lake canceled due to COVID worries

SARANAC LAKE — First Night, Saranac Lake’s villagewide alcohol-free celebration of the arts on New Year’s Eve, has been canceled for a second year in a row because of the coronavirus pandemic. A statement from the First Night board says this was a “difficult” and “painful” ...

Essex County: 101 new COVID cases in four days

The Essex County Health Department on Monday, Nov. 8 reported 101 new cases of COVID-19 found in the previous four days, more than a quarter of those, 28, in the town of North Elba. “We have definitely seen significant spread among family members sharing a household, among private ...

Rapid COVID testing launched at Lake Placid schools

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Central School District can now test symptomatic students and district staff for COVID-19 in 13 minutes. The new testing system arrives as the coronavirus continues to spread at a faster rate here, in part because of highly-contagious variants. The U.S. ...

Essex County COVID-19 cases triple over weekend

The Essex County Health Department on Monday, Nov. 1 reported that 83 new COVID-19 cases were found over the weekend, tripling the total of confirmed cases since the department’s last update on Oct. 28 and bringing the current total number of COVID-19 cases countywide to 124. On Tuesday, ...

AMC has highest hospitalization numbers yet for COVID-19

SARANAC LAKE — As of Monday, Oct. 4, there were six people hospitalized with COVID-19 at Adirondack Medical Center, the most people hospitalized at once there in 19 months of the pandemic, according to Adirondack Health spokesperson Matt Scollin. It has been common to have one, two or ...