Five more cases of covid-19 reported on Thursday; total rises to 168

 


Five more Wahkiakum County residents have tested positive for covid-19, according to a press release from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services on Thursday. This brings the cumulative total to 168, with seven considered to be potentially active. There have been three fatalities attributed to covid-19 in the county.

Most of the new cases are from a single residence. There is no connection to Wahkiakum School District or St. James Family Center.

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.

The risk of contracting covid-19 in Washington is very high, and there is active community spread across 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, restricting activities to household members only, and getting vaccinated.


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.

 

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