Submitted by Lewis County Public Health & Social Services

Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) announced August 11 that seven more Lewis County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Also, one previously reported resident in their 80s who was hospitalized due to COVID-19 has died. This brings the total number of Lewis County residents who have tested positive to 243, and deaths attributed to COVID-19 to four, the first death since April.

One of the five new patients is under age 10, three are under age 20, and one each is in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. One of these seven is hospitalized today, bringing the number who have been hospitalized at some time in their illness to 27. No new recoveries have been identified.

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

                        Cases         Recovered

District 1……….. 110……………. 36

District 2…………. 94……………. 41

District 3…………. 39……………. 14

No new overall testing data was available from the Washington State Department of Health today. As of its last 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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