Submitted by Lewis County Public Health & Social Services

Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) announced August 7 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 221.

Three of the six new patients are in their 30s, two are in their 40s, and one is in their 50s. None of these six are hospitalized today, however, one of the patients reported yesterday was later said to be hospitalized. The number who have been hospitalized at some time in their illness is now 25. No new recoveries have been identified. Three of the 221 total patients have died.

Four of these six new patients live in County Commissioner District #1, the other two live in District #2. New case totals by Commissioner district are:

                        Cases         Recovered

District 1…………. 95……………. 36

District 2…………. 87……………. 41

District 3…………. 39……………. 14

No new overall testing data was available from the Washington State Department of Health today. As of yesterday’s report, 6,393 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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