Spike in COVID Cases in Washington County

A dramatic spike in the number of positive COVID-19 tests, including one member of the Washington County Board, has resulted in two businesses closing temporarily and reintroduced restrictions at county government offices.

Ten people in Washington County have tested positive for COVID in the last week, by far the largest numbers of new cases in a week since the pandemic began. This includes six positive tests over the weekend.

In the last week, three women in their 20s, two males in their 40s, two males in their 30s, one male in his 70s, one woman in her 40s and a woman in her 50s tested positive for the coronavirus.

WCHD Administrator Elizabeth Lehde said that the spike in cases is a result of gatherings at which safety measures are not being followed.

Read the full story and full coverage of all this COVID in the County in this week’s issue. 

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