Lewis County Nears 10,000 COVID-19 Cases Since Pandemic’s Start as Five New Deaths Reported This Week

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Lewis County’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic sat just under 10,000 as of Wednesday morning.

While still coming in higher than the week of Oct. 3, Lewis County saw fewer total COVID-19 cases reported this week than last, following a downward trend in cases statewide after a fifth wave of the disease was caused by the delta variant this summer.

There were 190 new COVID-19 cases reported by Lewis County Public Health and Social Services this week, a decrease from last week’s 213 new cases. That brings the total all-time case count to 9,932.

The county has also not yet broken the 50% mark for vaccination, with 45.1% of residents being fully vaccinated, and 49.7% of residents having initiated vaccination. When only counting residents over the age of 16, 54.1% of the county’s residents are fully vaccinated, and 59.6% have initiated vaccination. 

Eighteen new hospitalizations and five deaths were reported this week, both decreases from last week’s numbers.

Seven active outbreaks are currently ongoing in congregate care settings in the county, the same as last week.

These numbers bring Lewis County’s 14-day case rate per 100,000 population to 537.1, well above the state’s average of 335.2, according to the Washington Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard.

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