Submitted by Lewis County Public Health & Social Services

Lewis County Public Health & Social Services announced on May 18 that a county resident in their 20s has tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total of known county residents with positive tests to 35. Of these 35, 21 individuals are considered recovered under the current definition by having passed 28 days or more since symptom onset and not currently hospitalized. Three of the 35 who tested positive have died.

Positive test cases and recoveries have occurred in all areas of the county. Breaking them down by County Commissioner district shows:

                  Cases         Recovered

District 1………… 18……………. 10

District 2………….. 9……………… 6

District 3………….. 8……………… 5

The WA Department of Health reports that as of 11:59 pm on 5/16/20, there have been 1,790 tests administered in Lewis County, with 35 cases confirmed (1.9% positive).

People can stay informed by following the Lewis County COVID-19 web page at covid19.lewiscountywa.gov, @LCPHSS on Twitter, or www.facebook.com/lcphss.

In addition, DOH has a call center to answer questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, call 1-800-525-0127 or text 211-211.

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