Lewis County update: 8 positive cases; 2 Lowville businesses identified

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

On Saturday morning, April 4, health officials have confirmed the fifth case of COVID 19 here in Lewis County.

On Saturday afternoon, April 4, three additional cases have been confirmed. The three new cases are in isolation at their homes.

Health officials are currently investigating the case and identifying and contacting all individuals who have been in contact with the positive case.

Lewis County now has eight confirmed cases of COVID 19.

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.

During the investigation of these new cases, it was revealed that one individual visited the Lowville Walmart and the Lowville Tractor Supply.

 If you visited the Lowville Walmart on March 27 between 6:30 P.M. and 6:45 P.M. you should contact your local Health Department.

 If you visited the Lowville Tractor Supply on March 28 between 9:30 A.M. and 9:40 A.M. you should contact your local Health Department.

If you are a Lewis County resident, you should call (315) 376-5108.

Due to the anticipated volume of calls, an auto recording will direct you to leave a voicemail with your name and phone number. Public Health will then follow-up with you as soon as possible. Please be patient and remain calm, the risk of exposure in a shared public space is minimal, but precautions should still be taken.

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.