Submitted by Lewis County Public Health & Social Services
Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) announced on March 25that two more county residents – one in their 30s and one in their 70s – have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total of known cases to seven. Contact investigations have begun to identify others who may have been exposed to these additional persons.
“With more people being tested and test results coming back a bit faster than before, we are not surprised to see counts starting to go up,” according to LCPHSS Deputy Director John Abplanalp.
He reminds county residents to maintain social distancing because it doesn’t let people get close enough to each other to pass the disease. “With these new results, we are seeing cases throughout the county, which underscores the need for us all to be practicing good social distancing,” he said.
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