New York, Lewis County: Coronavirus is spreading across the USA like wildfire. Northern New York was safe until yesterday. Lewis County reported its first COVID-19 positive case yesterday at 9:00 P.M. in the night. They are in isolation, in a negative pressure room. They are in Lewis County General Hospital.
Negative pressure rooms are heavily air-filled rooms. The air supply here is separate from that of the entire building. But, it is not enough to stop the virus from spreading. Health workers need to wear protective suits.
The public health team and other health authorities are in the process of identifying people who have been in close contact with the two patients. But even if they were not in immediate contact, any kind of exposure counts.
Two of the other final five counties that had no confirmed cases of the virus as of Saturday morning along with Lewis County, Cattaraugus County, and Schuyler County, also had their first cases logged Saturday.
Seneca County and Yakes County in Western New York is the only place with 0 COVID-19 cases till now. The current report shows a spike in Coronavirus cases of St. Lawrence County. The affected rose from 6 to 11 within 24 hours.
Word of the number of positive tests came late Saturday afternoon from Dana McGuire, the county’s Public Health Director.
St. Lawrence County’s number of positive tests is more than double Jefferson County’s, which was unchanged at five Saturday.
Currently, the United States of America is the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports show 124,686 Americans infected with the disease killing 2,191 people. People are to stay indoors. Self-quarantine is the best method to fight Coronavirus.