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Lawrence County inching toward increased mitigation

Positivity rate exceeded 8% on Oct. 28

Posted on October 29, 2020

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LAWRENCEVILLE — The Lawrence County Health Department was notified on Oct. 27 that seven additional Lawrence County residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus through the LCHD. A total of 11 Lawrence Countians tested positive on Oct. 28 bringing the total to 18 new cases in the past 48 hours. 

The LCHD announced that two females under the age of 18, one male under the age of 18, one female in her 20’s, one male in his 20’s, three females in their 40’s, three males in their 40’s, one male in his 50’s, two females in their 60’s, two females in their 70’s and two males in their 70’s have been diagnosed. The individuals are currently quarantining at their places of residence. According to the LCHD, none of the cases are related. LCHD officials have begun an investigation into the cases and will be speaking with individuals who have come into contact with the patients before their diagnosis. If you are contacted by the public health officials, you are asked to respond immediately.

Lawrence County, which is in Region 6, is close to reaching the criteria for mitigation. The positivity rate for the region is on the fourth day of increases exceeding 8% on Oct. 28.

The LCHD is asking for help from the community to help control the spread of COVID-19. In order for businesses, schools and churches to remain open, the positivity rate must be brought down. All community members should be wearing face coverings, watching their distance and washing and sanitizing their hands frequently.

LCHD is reminding residents to monitor themselves for COVID symptoms which include: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of smell or taste, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you are exhibiting any of these symptoms it is important to contact the LCHD or your healthcare provider for further guidance.

The LCHD is also reminding residents to get their annual flu shots. Shot are given daily either inside the health department facility or in the parking lot. For more information about receiving a flu shot, call the LCHD at 943-3302.

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