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COVID numbers are updated for local counties

Five more people have died from COVID-19 in Grant County, including the county's first death of someone in their 20s.

The deaths, announced in a May 18 press release from Grant County Health District, include: two Moses Lake women in their 60s, a Soap Lake man in his 50s, and two Moses Lake men - one in his 80s and the other in his 20s.

The deaths bring Grant County's total Covid death count to 125.

"COVID-19 continues to kill people from our community," Grant County Health Officer Dr. Alexander Brzezny said. "These reported deaths are not just a number; they represent mothers, fathers, someone's brothers, sisters, sons or daughters, and friends. The virus doesn't care about your age or race, or what your political and religious preferences are. If given the opportunity, it will spread and infect more people. Our immunization rates are too low for us to feel protected. The key to fighting this virus is for everyone to get vaccinated as soon as we can. I am asking and urging you to, please, help our community by vaccinating, if you haven't already."

Grant County has a Covid incident rate of 285 cases per 100,000 residents, with 287 cases reported from May 4-17.

With 10,291 total cases in the county since the pandemic started, the largest demographic for positive Covid cases is the 19-40 age group, which has had 4,368 reported cases.

Ages 0-18 have had 1,771 cases in the county; ages 41-60 have had 2,813; ages 61-80 have had 1,120; and 194 cases have been reported in people 81 and older.

There are 39 cases reported from the Grand Coulee Dam area. 

In Okanogan County, 96 cases have been reported in the past 14 days making for a 222.6 incident rate.

There have been 37 total deaths in Okanogan County.

Coulee Dam has seen 54 total cases, Elmer City has seen 18, and Nespelem has seen 76. 

The 20-39 age group has seen the most cases, with 897; the 40-59 age group has seen 719; the 0-19 age group has seen 458; the 60-79 age group has seen 397; and the 80-plus age group has seen 83 cases. 

The Colville Tribes' website shows 21 active cases on the reservation, with 15 in the Omak area, five in the Nespelem area, and one in the Inchelium area.

The website also reports 46 people in quarantine, and 501 who have recovered. 

The Chelan-Douglas Health District website shows 39 cases reported in Douglas County in the past 14 days with an incident rate of 89.1.

There have been 19 deaths from Covid in Douglas County

Lincoln County Health Department reports 42 cases in the past two weeks for an incident rate of 383.

There have been eight deaths total in Lincoln County out of 538 cases.

The Washington State Department of Health reports that the state has seen 391,188 confirmed cases and 5,653 deaths.


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