Lewis County: 77 in isolation, 421 in quarantine, 7 new positive cases

LOWVILLE, NY —  As of today, there have been a total of 256 cases of COVID-19 in the county. The additional cases are in isolation at home.

There are 101 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 – 421
Individuals Under Isolation – 77
Total Tests Performed – 15,444
Negative Results – 15,172
Pending Results – 16
Confirmed Cases – 256
Hospitalizations – 5
Individuals Recovered – 178
Deaths – 1

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 hands 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, Public Health urges you to get tested for COVID-19. Lewis County Health System is performing free COVID-19 testing Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 am -1 pm at their drive-thru testing site located at Maple Ridge Center.