LOWVILLE, NY — Lewis County received reports of the first two cases of COVID-19 on March 28, 2020.
As of today, there are a total of 8 cases of COVID-19 in the county. With each confirmed case of COVID-19, Public Health staff investigate and identify close contacts and exposure risk.
Per New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, those persons who have been in contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19 will be placed in quarantine and monitored for symptoms.
A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 will be placed in isolation.
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 – 80
Individuals Under Isolation- 8
Total Tested – 134
Negative Results – 110
Pending Results – 16
Confirmed Cases – 8
Lewis County Public Health encourages the community to continue to protect themselves, their families and neighbors by following public health guidance for social distancing and washing your hands.
Now, more than ever, being a good neighbor means staying home. If you must go out for an essential task or essential work, CDC recommends the use of a cloth face covering in public settings where social distancing strategies are difficult (e.g. grocery stores and pharmacies).
For additional information on COVID-19, visit lewiscountypublichealth.com or call (315) 376-5453. If you have COVID-19 related questions or are showing symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath) please call the Lewis County Health System COVID-19 Resource Line at (315) 376-9678.