Submitted by Lewis County Public Health & Social Services 

Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) announced on August 2 that six more Lewis County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of Lewis County residents who have tested positive to 196 since the first case was reported on March 4, 2020.

One of these six new patients is under age 20, two are in their 20s, one is in their 40s, and two are in their 60s. None of these six are hospitalized today. The number who have been hospitalized at some time in their illness remains at 22.

Three of these six patients live in County Commissioner District #1, and thee live in District #2. New case totals by Commissioner district are:

                        Cases         Recovered

District 1…………. 81……………. 25

District 2…………. 77……………. 19

District 3…………. 38……………… 7

Three of the 196 have died. Fifty-one of the 196 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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