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21 new Covid cases are reported locally

There have been 21 new cases of COVID-19 reported for local towns by local counties since The Star’s last update two weeks ago on Nov. 3, with 12 of those new cases being located in Nespelem. 

According to Grant County Health District data last updated Nov. 16, the Grand Coulee and Electric City area of the county has seen 155 total cases since the pandemic began, up by five in the past two weeks, with new cases reported on Nov. 8, 9, 10, 12, and 16.

Ranging in age from their 30s to 90s, 16 people are hospitalized in Grant County with Covid, down by nine since two weeks ago.

According to Okanogan County Public Health data last updated on Nov. 16, Coulee Dam has seen three new cases in the past two weeks for a total of 104 since the pandemic began, and Elmer City has seen one more case for a total of 38.

Nespelem is up considerably, with 12 new cases reported in the past two weeks for a total of 121.


Reader Comments(2)


We do report deaths when they are reported by the county health agency. Sometimes that takes longer than one might expect.

Arthur Foster writes:

You only report covid cases; why not also report deaths as well?