Lewis County: 7 new cases of COVID-19

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 55 cases of COVID 19 in the county.

Seven additional cases have been identified and one previously identified case has been removed due to a lab reporting error. This individual has been released from isolation and their contacts have been released from quarantine.

The seven additional cases are 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 – 106
Individuals Under Isolation – 9
Total Individuals Tested- 3,732
Total Tests Performed– 6,422
Negative Results – 6,358
Pending Results – 9
Confirmed Cases – 55
Individuals Recovered – 46

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.