Submitted by Lewis County Public Health & Social Services

Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) announced on August 1 that five more Lewis County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of Lewis County residents who have tested positive to 190 since the first case was reported on March 4, 2020.

Two of these five new patients are under age 20, one is in their 30s, one is in their 40s, and one is in their 80s. None of these five are hospitalized today, however, one patient reported earlier is now hospitalized. This brings the number who have been hospitalized at some time in their illness to 22.

.One patient lives in Commissioner District #1, one lives in District #2, and three live in District #3. New case totals by County Commissioner district are:

                        Cases         Recovered

District 1…………. 78……………. 25

District 2…………. 74……………. 19

District 3…………. 38……………… 7

Three of the 190 have died. Fifty-one of the 190 are considered recovered under the current definition of being alive and not hospitalized 28 days after symptoms began.

New data on the numbers tested were not available from the state. The previous reporting showed 5,890 Lewis County residents have been tested for COVID-19.

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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