Lewis County: 1 new case of COVID-19

LOWVLLE, NY —  Lewis County received reports of the first two cases of COVID-19 on March 28, 2020.

As of today, there have been a total of 44 cases of COVID-19 in the county. The additional case was identified this morning and is in isolation at home. With each confirmed case of COVID-19, Public Health staff investigate and identify close contacts and exposure risk. Those persons who have been in contact with the positive cases have been placed in quarantine and will be monitored for symptoms and tested.

Recommendations for the use of isolation and quarantine are an important component of a multi-layered strategy to prevent sustained spread of COVID-19 in New York State.

To date, Lewis County Public Health reports the following number of quarantines, isolations, tests and results for COVID-19 testing and monitoring in Lewis County:

Individuals Under Quarantine – 83
Individuals Under Isolation – 2
Total Individuals Tested- 3,085
Total Tests Performed– 5,420
Negative Results – 5,360
Pending Results – 16
Confirmed Cases – 44
Individuals Recovered – 42

Lewis County Public Health encourages the community to continue to protect themselves, their families and neighbors by following public health guidance for social distancing, washing your hand and use of a cloth face covering in public areas where social distancing is not possible.

For additional information on COVID-19, visit lewiscountypublichealth.com or call (315) 376-5453. If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 please call the Lewis County Health System COVID-19 Resource Line at (315) 376-9678.