LEWIS COUNTY, NY (WWTI) – Two Lewis County lives were lost due to COVID-related complications over the weekend.
This was confirmed by Lewis County Health on Monday, March 14th. Lewis County’s death toll over COVID-19 subsequently rose to 51 since the last report on March 11th.
In addition, the county registered five new COVID-19 cases among residents over the weekend. At the time of the notification, there were also four people hospitalized.
Despite the low rates, officials are urging residents to isolate themselves if they believe they have COVID-19 symptoms. These may take 2 to 14 days before appearing after exposure.
Officials are also urging eligible residents to get all doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes the booster shot.
Testing remains throughout the county, including at the recently announced state-run test site in Lowville. This is located on Lewis County General Hospital’s main campus in Lowville and is open to all individuals, not just Lewis County residents.