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Lewis County Public Health Provides Legislative Committee with Update on Vaccination Status of COVID Cases and Hospitalizations for October


Published: November 16, 2021 at 04:15 p.m.

By: Nick Altmire


Lowville, NY- The Health & Human Services committee of the Lewis County Board of Legislators received a COVID-19 update during their meeting this afternoon from Lewis County Public Health Deputy Director Anna Platz.


During the month of October, 79 percent of the total number of new COVID-19 cases infecting Lewis County residents were unvaccinated individuals. In terms of the number of individuals hospitalized during October for COVID-19, 68 percent were unvaccinated. The percentages “to date” for November, according to Ms. Platz, show that 73 percent of the new cases are unvaccinated individuals and 82 percent of those requiring hospitalization are unvaccinated.


The 7-day positivity rate (percentage of new cases from total number of tests performed) for Lewis County is 9.4 percent and the 14-day rate is 9.1 percent.


Ms. Platz noted that 13,088 Lewis County residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine, representing 64 percent of the population aged 18 or older. Overall, 46 percent of county residents are fully vaccinated.


The committee was also updated on a series of vaccination clinics Public Health is starting for each of the five school districts in the county, with individuals 5 and older now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.


Ms. Platz’s full update to the legislative committee can be viewed below.



Lewis County Public Health November 16 2021 COVID 19 Update to Legislators













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