Covid-19 update

First death of a county resident reported; details unclear; Wahkiakum cases total 140, up from 129 a week ago.

 


This story has been updated to share the latest data.

Wahkiakum Health and Human Services has confirmed a fatality of one Wahkiakum County resident with covid-19. The individual was a female over 80, according to the press release.

Yesterday (Wednesday), seven more Wahkiakum County residents tested positive for covid-19. This brings the cumulative total of covid-19 cases in the county to 140, with 21 considered potentially active.

The seven are in self-quarantine. Some of the cases have a connection to Wahkiakum School District, but there is no known connection to St. James Family Center.

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, public health officials say. 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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