Lewis County Sees Week Over Week Drop in COVID-19 Cases  After Spike


According to Lewis County Public Health & Social Services, 86 new cases of COVID-19 were reported between May 13 and May 18, along with five new hospitalizations and one death.

Those are decreases from the previous week, according to the county.

There were 108 cases the week of May 6 to May 12, marking the first time in weeks the number of cases had reached triple digits.

There are four active outbreaks in congregate care settings, the same as last week, according to the county.

In Lewis County, 56.9% of residents have initiated vaccination and 51.6% are considered fully vaccinated. Statewide, 79.4% of residents have initiated vaccination.

There were 159 people tested for COVID-19 at the Lewis County Mall Discovery Health Test Site. There have been 9,393 tests administered at the site since it opened Nov. 26, 2021.

Lewis County’s 14-day rate of 241.7 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 in population was well below the state rate of 494.6.

Lewis County’s seven-day hospitalization rate is slightly below the state’s, according to Lewis County Public Health & Social Services.