P-R Year in Review: COVID continued to dominate 2021 news | News


PLATTSBURGH — The North Country stumbled out of 2020 wondering what the new year might bring as the COVID-19 pandemic entered its second year.

The rollout of vaccines against the novel coronavirus raised the prospect of pre-pandemic life slowly returning.

And while the year will be remembered for a number of new beginnings and other events, it was still the shadow of COVID-19 that dominated much of daily life.

Here are some of the biggest headlines for the North Country in 2021:

2021 sees COVID decline, then resurgence

PLATTSBURGH — COVID-19 case levels began and ended 2021 on huge crests driven by post-holiday surges and variants.

Health officials attributed spikes of both case counts and hospitalizations seen in January 2021 to holiday…

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