One new case of covid-19 reported on Thursday; total rises to 119


Another Wahkiakum County resident tested positive for covid-19, according to a press release from Wahkiakum Health and Human Resources on Thursday. This brings the cumulative total of covid-19 cases in the county to 119, with five considered potentially active.

The case has a connection to Wahkiakum School District. The individual is in self-quarantine.

Because of the close cooperation between the health department and the school district, as well as the significant protective measures in place, the school district will remain open.

WHHS is working to identify people who may have an exposure risk and will be notifying anyone who is determined to have had close contact.

Vaccines are available to anyone 12 and older in Wahkiakum County, and WHHS is encouraging anyone who has not already been vaccinated to contact the health department at 360-849-4041, or call their personal medical provider to get scheduled for a vaccine.

There is active community spread in Wahkiakum County. The health department is 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.


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