In the United States, there have been 225,434 confirmed deaths from COVID-19, and a total of 8,669,894 cases of coronavirus.
Lewis County has seen an increase in COVID cases for several months now, with the long term facilities in the area all being affected.
Lewis County has seen a surge in cases, especially in our long term facilities where precautions have been in place for months. Even though personal protection equipment has been used in these facilities, an outbreak has occurred. Lewis County is currently at 12 deaths from COVID, the most recent deaths related to the long term facilities.
Lewis County has had almost 700 cases of COVID since March 15. Of those approximately 300 have recovered. 49 individuals required hospitalization.
Each county's goal is less than 25 cases per 100,000 of newly diagnosed cases. Lewis County Public Health and Social Services Department puts out a weekly report. For the weekly report ending 10/17/2020, it shows that Lewis County is currently at 114.5 infected per 100,000.
Even though COVID-19 is still an issue for our country, many are planning Halloween festivities.
Thursday at the Toledo Thursday Market they will have a mini bash as they called it. They will be doing some decorating and have candy for the kids. They will have a place to take pictures, whether you are dressed in a costume or not.
Saturday at the Toledo Elementary School starting at 2:00 p.m. they will have "The Candy Crawl." Toledo Elementary School and the Parent Teacher Organization are sponsoring their first ever Candy Crawl. The event is similar to a trunk or treat. Kids will stop by each Halloween decorated booth to receive candy and small prizes. At the end of the event, families will have an opportunity to drive through the haunted tunnel. Please bring your pop up tent and decorate for the event.
HAVA was tipped off to an animal hoarding situation in Raymond on October 13. This case involved over a hundred animals. Rabbits, guinea pigs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese and more all trying to survive in cages while not receiving enough care to stay healthy.
"HAVA received an anonymous email reporting a hoarding/neglect situation," said HAVA Director Dee Roberts. "I reported it to the sheriff's office. Not long after I reported, I received a call back from Pacific County Dispatch asking for HAVA to respond as soon as possible.
The Willapa Harbor community once again responded with solid support for cancer victim Shannen Walker, who is undergoing chemotherapy. The Shannen Walker Fundraiser was conducted Saturday from 5-7 pm at New Life Fellowship in Raymond. The event was put on together by Heath Layman and Michelle Layman, and Shannen's family and friends, according to Michelle Layman.
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