LOWVILLE — Lewis County is one of the last five counties in the state to not yet have a confirmed case of COVID-19, and the only one outside of the western region.

As of Wednesday morning, a total of 50 COVID-19 tests have been sent for processing with 23 negative results returned.

While there are no confirmed cases of the virus in the county, there are 35 people under precautionary quarantine, 27 of whom are awaiting results.

Ashley Waite, Public Health director, said she has been impressed with county residents’ efforts to follow “social distancing directives,” but encourages people to continue to do so even as it gets harder with time.

Ms. Waite and her colleagues are hosting Facebook Live broadcasts at 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on various topics, allowing the public to ask questions. Visit https://www.facebook.com/lewiscountypublichealth/ for the broadcasts.

Friday’s broadcast will highlight services available to help around the county.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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My bet is the County will issue a declaration, "second home owners, we love your money but not you, please send in your property taxes but stay out of the county." If fairness were involved, they would refund your tax payment for staying out of the county.

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