One more covid-19 case on Thursday; total number rises to 61 in county
January 7, 2021
One Wahkiakum County resident tested positive for covid-19 on Thursday, according to a press release from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 61. Of these cases, 15 are considered active.
The person is in self-quarantine. There is no known connection to Wahkiakum School District or St. James Family Center.
WHHS is working with the person to determine who may have exposure risk and will be notifying anyone who has come in close contact.
There is active community spread, according to WHHS, and the risk of contracting covid-19 in Washington is increasing dramatically. They are urging people to practice safety measures such as social distancing, staying at home, wearing a mask if you have to socialize, and restricting activities to household members only.
This is the seventh new case this week, including one on Monday, and five on Wednesday.