35 new COVID-19 cases in local towns

Tests at local hospital down to 15% positive


Last updated 2/16/2022 at 7:39am

There have been 35 additional cases of COVID-19 in local towns in the past week.

The week’s 35 cases contrast with the week prior when The Star reported an additional 54 cases on Feb. 9, and 68 on Feb. 2.

Coulee Medical Center reports that out of 108 total tests performed at the Grand Coulee hospital Feb. 8-14, 16 came back positive for covid, for a positivity rate of 15%, down from 24% the week prior, and 29% the week before that.

Health districts in Grant and Okanogan counties have been updating their case counts once a week recently, rather than every weekday which they had done in the past.

An additional 779 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the past week in Grant County, according to Grant County Health District’s Feb. 10 update.

The Grand Coulee and Electric City area of the county shows 270 total cases since the pandemic began, up by 19 since the Feb. 3 update.

According to Okanogan County Public Health, as of Feb. 9, Coulee Dam has seen a total of 171 cases, up by eight since Feb. 2.

Elmer City is up by three cases, with 61 total, and Nespelem is up by five cases for a total of 181.

The Washington State Department of Health website shows that the state as a whole for the week of Jan. 25 to Feb. 1 had a seven-day case rate of 768 cases per 100,000 population. 

This contrasts with local counties during that same timeframe in which Grant County shows a rate of 1,268; Okanogan County shows a rate of 920; Lincoln County at 688; and Douglas County at 1,349. 


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