COVID still rampant in Coulee and region


Last updated 9/8/2021 at 7:46am

COVID-19 cases in the Coulee are still rampant as there have been more cases in the past month than all previous months since the pandemic began. 

In the Grand Coulee and Electric City area of Grant County, total cases have surpassed 100, at 111 as of Sept. 7, up 13 since last week, according to Grant County Health District.

Additional cases were reported on Sept. 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7. 

There have been 150 total covid deaths in the county.

The 14-day incidence rate in the county is at 1,221 cases per 100,000 population. 

A rate lower than 200 used to be the metric for whether a county could have fewer restrictions on businesses and events.

According to Okanogan Public Health, Okanogan County has an incidence rate of 1,178.

Coulee Dam has had a total of 91 cases, up three since last week, including a new case reported Sept. 5. 

Elmer City has had 30 total cases, up nine since last week, including one reported Sept. 4. 

Nespelem has seen 101 total cases, up four since last week, including two cases reported on Sept. 4 and one reported on Sept. 5.

The Colville Tribes reports 15 active cases in Nespelem as of Tuesday afternoon, of 55 currently on the reservation, with 76 in quarantine.

As of Sept. 3, Douglas County had 461 cases in the prior 14 days for a total of  4,897 in the county, and a 14-day incidence rate of 1,053.

On Sept. 2, Lincoln County reported 80 new cases in the past 14 days for a total of 911 in the county and an incidence rate of 730. 


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