LEWIS COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Lewis County Public Health’s new COVID-19 cases were back down in single digits on Wednesday.
According to a daily report from Lewis County Public Health on April 13, 4 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the county. These cases were identified in a 24-hour period. This was a decrease after 11 new cases were confirmed on Tuesday, and 23 were confirmed on Monday after the weekend.
As of April 13, one Lewis County resident was hospitalized with the virus. Lewis County is no longer reporting COVID-19 isolations or quarantines.
No new COVID-19 deaths were confirmed on Wednesday. However, there have been 51 deaths and 6,820 total cases in Lewis County since the pandemic began.
Despite the low rates, officials are urging residents to isolate themselves if they believe they have COVID-19 symptoms. These can take 2 to 14 days to appear after exposure.
Officials are also encouraging eligible residents to get all doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes the booster shot.
Testing remains throughout the county, including at the newly announced state-run testing site in Lowville. This is located at the Lewis County General Hospital’s main campus in Lowville and is open to all individuals, not just Lewis County residents.