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Covid-19 cases counted

Grant County Health District has seen 168 new cases of Covid-19 since July 21.

The county as a whole has had 1,177 people get the illness, 10 of whom have died.

The Grand Coulee area of Grant County has six confirmed cases. 

State Secretary of Health John Wiesman updated his statewide Face Covering Order Friday to include anytime you leave your home.

“If you are leaving your living space, even temporary living spaces, you should be wearing a face covering to protect those around you!” Grant County Health District explained on its website.

According to Okanogan Public Health, Okanogan County has had five deaths and a total of 655 cases, 421 of which are from only the past 14 days, making for an incident rate of 985.3 cases per population of 100,000 over a two-week period.

The stated goal is only 25 or fewer.

Only three counties in the state are currently meeting that goal during the current surge.

Grant County’s incidence rate is 294.7.

Asotin, Island and Wahkiakum counties are the three with an incidence rate of 25 or lower.

Coulee Dam only has one case listed on the Okanogan Public Health website. 

Okanogan and Grant County are both in Phase 2 of the recovery plan. 

Lincoln County is in Phase 3, having experienced only nine cases so far, and Douglas County is in modified Phase 1, with 681cases and six deaths, according to the Washington State Department of Health. 

The state as a whole has 54,205 cases, according to DOH data updated at 11:59 p.m. on July 27. That number includes 1,548 deaths.


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