Submitted by Lewis County Public Health & Social Services
Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) announced on June 25 that five more county residents have tested positive for COVID-19. One person is in their 30s, two in their 40s, and two in their 50s. None were hospitalized. One lives in Commissioner District #1, the other four live in District #2. This brings the total number of known county residents with positive tests to 60, 31 of whom are considered recovered under the current definition. Three of the 60 who tested positive have died.
LCPHSS Deputy Director John Abplanalp said the recent increase in cases is not due to more testing being done. He said the number of tests performed per week has remained about the same over the past five weeks. Abplanalp also noted that for nearly half of 22 people who tested positive in the last two weeks, the source of their infection can be linked back to household and social contacts.
Positive test cases and recoveries have occurred in all areas of the county. Breaking them down by County Commissioner district shows:
District 1………… 26……………. 16
District 2………… 26……………… 8
District 3………….. 8……………… 7
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.