Washington County reached triple figures in lab-confirmed cases of COVID, including the youngest resident to test positive for the virus, and a total of 23 new cases were reported the last week of August.
The Washington County Health Department sent out releases on Wednesday and Friday. The first showed nine positive cases, including a young girl under the age of five, and the second report showing another ten people infected.
According to WCHD Administrator Elizabeth Lehde, the girl was tested because she had been in close contact with another case. She has mild symptoms and was not exposed at school.
“Close contacts have been identified and are being contacted and quarantined appropriately, but the case has not impacted any educational settings,” Lehde said.
The eight other cases that were identified during that timeframe are a woman in her 20s, a male in his 40s, another man in his 50s, two men and two women in their 60s, and a woman in her 80s.
Another release sent Friday indicated that another ten people had tested positive in the second half of the week. One of those ten cases resulted in symptoms severe enough to require hospitalization.
The ten cases in the second half of the week include three females in their late teens, two women and two men in their 50s, a man in his 60s, a woman in her 70s and another man in his 80s.
An additional four cases were reported Monday: a man in his 20s, another man in his 30s with symptoms that required hospitalization, and two males in their 60s.
Those cases bring the county’s total to 116 lab-identified positive cases, including 17 active cases. So far, the county has had six hospitalizations and one death related to the pandemic.
More details in this week’s issue.