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COVID Cases Continue Upward Trend This Fall

The fall spike in COVID cases continued this week, as another 38 were identified in Washington County since last Wednesday, including three boys under one year of age.

Washington County Health Department administrator Elizabeth Lehde reported 20 cases between last Wednesday and Friday and another 18 cases over the weekend.

In addition to the three infant boys, one girl aged 11-15 and one male and one female between the ages of 16-19.

Adults testing positive were two women and nine men in their 20s, five women and four men in their 30s, a man in his 40s, two women and one man in their 50s, two women and four men in their 60s, and one man and one woman in their 80s.

Washington County currently has 37 active cases, none of which have required hospitalization.  Since the start of the pandemic, 17 people have been hospitalized with symptoms, and two people have died from COVID-related complications.

The number of positive tests across Region 4 remains stubbornly high, steadily rising from 6.1 percent on October 6 to 9.7 percent as of last Friday.

“We are all growing weary from safety practices, but now it is more important than ever to take caution in your actions,” Lehde said in a statement.

Read the full story in this week’s issue. 

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