New covid-19 case reported
September 9, 2021
Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received a positive test result notification for one additional COVID-19 case in a Wahkiakum County resident, the department announced Monday.
This brings Wahkiakum to a cumulative total of 197 cases with 8 of those potentially active and five fatalities.
Department staff are working to identify anyone who may have an exposure risk because of contact with the individuals. Those people with close contact will be notified by Health and Human Services.
Vaccines are freely available to anyone 12 or older in Wahkiakum County. Health officials say that getting vaccinated is the best possible protection from COVID-19. WHHS encourages everyone who hasn’t already been vaccinated to contact the Health Department or their personal medical provider and get scheduled to get a vaccine. The Health Department can be reached at 360-849-4041, M-F 8 to 430.
Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services is confirming that there is active community spread across Wahkiakum County. WHHS is urging citizens 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.