Lewis County Nov. 3 update: 7 new cases including 1 hospitalization

LOWVILLE, NY —  As of today, there have been a total of 168 cases of COVID-19 in the county. 6 of the additional cases are in isolation at home and 1 is hospitalized.

There are 67 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 – 396
Individuals Under Isolation – 52
Total Tests Performed– 13,923
Negative Results – 13,743
Pending Results – 12
Confirmed Cases – 168
Hospitalizations – 4
Individuals Recovered – 116

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-Friday 12pm-1pm at their drive-thru testing
site located at the hospital.