Submitted by Lewis County Public Health & Social Services

Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) announced August 14 that nine more Lewis County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Also, three more residents reached the 28-day milestone to be considered recovered under the current definition. This brings the total number of Lewis County residents who have tested positive to 260, and who are considered recovered to 94.

One of the nine new patients is under age 20, four are in their 30s, two are in their 40s, and two are in their 50s. One of the nine is hospitalized. No new deaths were reported.

Two of these nine new patients live in County Commissioner District #1, three live in District #2, and four live in District 3. New case totals by Commissioner District are:

                        Cases         Recovered

District 1……….. 116……………. 36

District 2…………. 99……………. 43

District 3…………. 45……………. 15

No new overall testing data was available from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) today. It is changing how it compiles and reports negative test numbers. During this transition, the DOH COVID-19 testing dashboards are not being updated

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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