Lewis County: 1 new confirmed case

LOWVILLE, 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 28 cases of COVID-19 in the county. The additional case was identified Tuesday afternoon. The positive case is currently hospitalized and in isolation in an acute care facility outside of Lewis County.

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 case 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 – 51
Individuals Under Isolation – 2
Total Tested – 3,320
Negative Results – 3,286
Pending Results – 6
Confirmed Cases – 28
Individuals Recovered – 26

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.