The Washington County Health Department stated Wednesday afternoon that it had been notified of two additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in county residents. Both cases, a female in her 50s and a female in her late teens, are healthcare workers. Both patients are reportedly home and doing well, and the health department is in communication with cases and close contacts to help reduce the spread of this disease.
Administrator Elizabeth Lehde also said that there were 144 negative results reported to the department at this time, and a couple of cases have been released from isolation this week.
” The summary of our ten (10) confirmed cases are: 3 active, 7 released from isolation and deaths.”
The health department also requests that any resident told that they have been in in contact with someone with COVID or have recently traveled outside of the area, quarantine at home for 14 days and watch for signs of illness. If you must go out for essential business, practice social distancing, wear a mask, and limit time out.
“It is CRITICAL to adhere to isolation and quarantine orders to reduce the spread of this virus,” Lehde said. “This virus can be passed before symptoms start and from those who have no
symptoms at all. Continue to practice prevention measures to keep our community safe. Do not gather with those outside of your household. Social distance and wear a mask when in public. Stay home and away from others if you are not feeling well and avoid contact with those who are sick. Thank you for your cooperation during this very difficult time.”