Lewis County announces 4th confirmed COVID-19 death

LOWVILLE, NY — As of today, there have been a total of 296 cases of COVID-19 in the county. 6 of the additional cases are in isolation at home and 1 is hospitalized.

There are 111 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 – 498
Individuals Under Isolation – 69
Total Tests Performed – 16,439
Negative Results – 16,130
Pending Results – 13
Confirmed Cases – 296
Hospitalizations – 5
Individuals Recovered – 223
Deaths – 4

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.