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Coronavirus

3 new COVID deaths in Essex, Franklin counties

LAKE PLACID — A resident of the Elderwood of Uihlein nursing home died from a COVID-19 related illness on Monday, Aug. 30, a spokesman for the facility confirmed the following day. Franklin County Public Health and the Essex County Health Department both reported a new death from COVID-19 on ...

Health departments: Take precautions as COVID-19 cases rise

Essex and Franklin counties continue to see a rising number of COVID-19 cases, with Franklin County surpassing 100 active cases this week for the first time since March. Franklin County Public Health issued a public advisory on Tuesday, Aug. 24, urging everyone, regardless of vaccination ...

7 new COVID-19 cases at Elderwood nursing home

LAKE PLACID — Another seven people at Lake Placid’s Elderwood of Uihlein nursing home — six residents and one staff member — have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks, a spokesman confirmed Tuesday, Aug. 24. Altogether, 12 people either living or working inside the ...

New NY governor adds 12,000 deaths to publicized COVID tally

ALBANY — Delivering another blow to what's left of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's legacy, New York's new governor acknowledged on her first day in office that the state has had nearly 12,000 more deaths from COVID-19 than Cuomo told the public. "The public deserves a clear, honest picture of ...

Towns requiring masks at offices

As the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 each day in Essex and Franklin counties continues to rise, some local governments are adjusting their policies on mask-wearing to adhere to guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC issued new guidance ...

Adirondack Health to reinstate visitor limitations next week

SARANAC LAKE — Beginning next week, Adirondack Health will limit hospital visitation to one designated visitor per patient, as COVID-19 positivity rates continue to increase in Franklin and Essex counties. One designated visitor per patient at Adirondack Medical Center is permitted ...