Submitted by Lewis County Public Health & Social Services
Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) announced August 4 that three more Lewis County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, 18 residents who previously tested positive are now considered recovered under the current definition of being alive and not hospitalized 28 days after symptoms began. This brings the total number of Lewis County residents who have tested positive to 201 and the total number considered to be recovered to 88.
One of the new patients is under 20 years of age, the other two are in their 20s. None of these three are hospitalized today. The number who have been hospitalized at some time in their illness remains at 22. Three of the 201 have died.
Two of these three new patients live in County Commissioner District #1, and the other lives in District #2. Of the 18 newly considered recovered, five live in District #1, 10 in District #2, and three in District #3. New case totals by Commissioner district are:
District 1…………. 85……………. 36
District 2…………. 78……………. 40
District 3…………. 38……………. 12
New data available shows 6,208 Lewis County residents have been tested for COVID-19, an increase of 113 from yesterday. Today’s positive test rate is 3.2 percent, up 0.2 percent from yesterday.
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.