LENOWISCO Confirms COVID-19 in Lee County

Last week saw the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 locally as reported by LENOWISCO. In Lee County, two residents of our district tested positive for the Coronavirus. In the first case were a male and female pair in their fifties, and the second case is a contact for their household.
LENOWISCO assures everyone that none of them have had any contact with the community prior to the arrival of their first symptoms, after which, they have all maintained the strictest of isolation. No community contact has taken place.
Sue Cantrell, MD Director, LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts states, “As we see new cases of COVID-19 throughout the Commonwealth, and going forward in our communities. It is critical that people follow the public health guidelines on social distancing and good hygiene. Social distancing is one of the most effective strategies in lessening the impact of this pandemic.”
People are reminded to avoid social gatherings of more than ten people. Individuals aged sixty-five or older, or those with chronic medical conditions are strongly encouraged to stay at home during this time. Additional information may be had by calling the 1-877-ASK-VDH3 Hotline. (1-877-275-8343)
In the meantime, everyone is reminded to wash your hands often with soap and water for a minimum of twenty seconds. If soap is unavailable use an alcohol based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose. When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve instead of your hand. Disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
Avoid contact with sick people, and if you are sick please self-quarantine. If you have symptoms, contact your health professional by phone. As time goes on these directives may expand, but at this time these are the best known measures to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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