Lewis County: 698 in quarantine

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

As of Oct. 25, there have been a total of 122 cases of COVID-19 in the county. The additional cases are in isolation at home.

There are now 40 cases associated with the religious gathering cluster.

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 will be 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 – 698
Individuals Under Isolation – 51
Total Individuals Tested- 7,228
Total Tests Performed– 12,265
Negative Results – 12,123
Pending Results – 2
Confirmed Cases – 122
Hospitalizations – 2
Individuals Recovered – 71

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’s Call First Clinic at 315-376-5473.