Submitted by Lewis County Public Health & Social Services

Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) announced on July 9 that seven more Lewis County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of known county residents with positive tests to 95, with 34 of them now considered recovered under the current definition.

Of the seven new cases, one is under age 20, three are in their 20s, one is in their 30s, one is in their 60s and one is in their 80s. None of these seven are hospitalized. One of these seven lives in Commissioner District #1, four live in District #2, and two live in District #3.

LCPHSS Deputy Director John Abplanalp said the department frequently receives questions from the public looking for dangerous hotspots or behaviors to avoid. “From what the COVID-19 patients are telling us, there really isn’t anything we can point to other than the generally known risk factors,” Abplanalp said. He said most patients say they have no idea where they were infected, and don’t know anyone who is sick.

There have been 3,927 COVID-19 test results returned in Lewis County with a 2.2% positive rate. 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…………. 37……………. 19

District 2…………. 42……………… 8

District 3…………. 16……………… 7

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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