Online Update: LawCo Confirms 2 More Cases of COVID-19; 18 Cases Now Active

July 01, 2020

The Lawrence County Health Department confirmed 2 more cases of COVID-19 in that jurisdiction on Tuesday, June 30. The total number of cases reported in the county is now 37, with 18 active, 18 now recovered, and 1 individual deceased.

Of the 2 new cases, the LCHD reports that one case is travel related and upon arriving home, immediately self-isolated. The other case is a work-related exposure, also already in isolation. Neither is considered to pose a risk to the general public.

"Everyone is urged to take preventive actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19," continued the LCHD statement.

Recommended preventive actions include:

Wearing a mask in public and/or at work.

Avoiding large social gatherings where social distancing is difficult to achieve.

Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

Avoiding touching the eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Washing hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds -- or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Cover coughs or sneezes in the crook of the arm, or in a tissue, then wash hands.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning sprays or wipes.

Stay home if feeling sick.

Older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of the more serious complications from COVID-19. Anyone who feels they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and then develops the following symptoms: Fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congested or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; and or diarrhea; should contact their health provider for medical advice, before even making any in-person contacts.

The LCHD said CoxHealth is also offering virtual visits at