Coulee area covid updates


Last updated 9/29/2021 at 7:46am

Okanogan County Public Health on Tuesday reported nine COVID-19 related deaths in the county since just mid-September, bringing the total to 53.

The deaths are of a woman in her 40s, two men in their 60s, three women in their 70s, and three men in their 70s.

“Okanogan County Public Health would like to remind everyone of the importance of all public health precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic,” a Sept. 27 news release states. “Anyone can have COVID-19 and not know they are contagious. COVID-19 is easily spread to close contacts, friends, family and loved ones before a person knows they are unintentionally spreading the virus. Please do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by continuing to social distance and wearing a mask in indoor public spaces.”

The county on Tuesday reported 513 cases in the past 14 days, making for an incidence rate of 1,189 cases per population of 100,000. 

Coulee Dam has seen 98 total cases since the pandemic began, up two since last week. Elmer City is also up by two for a total of 35 cases, and Nespelem is up four to a total of 113.

In Grant County, as of Sept. 28, the Grand Coulee and Electric City area has seen a total of 136 cases, up eight since last week. 

Twenty-one patients are currently hospitalized with Covid in Grant County, ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s.

The county has an incidence rate of 1,137 as of Sept. 27.

As of Sept. 28, Douglas County has seen 335 new cases in the past 14 days making for an incidence rate of 766.

Lincoln County, as of Sept. 27, has seen 100 new cases in the past 14 days for an incidence rate of 912.


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