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Seven New COVID-19 Cases Reported

The Washington County Health Department is working to contact confirmed cases and identified close contacts for seven lab-confirmed cases since Friday.

In a release on Monday, the cases included two females in their 20s, a female in her 30s, a female in her 40s, a male in his 50s, a female in her 60s and a female in her 70s.

Isolation and quarantine orders are given through the interview process and can vary in length based on when symptoms started, when a person was tested, and when the health department is notified of the positive result. 

The Washington County COVID-19

  • Case count:  93
  • Active: 14
  • Released from isolation: 79
  • Active hospitalized: 0 Total hospitalized: 4
  • Deaths:1

The health department also stated that an update to the number of negative results is not available at this time. These results have to be manually reviewed and counted.  At this time, we have not been able to update the counts due to increased workload from active cases. 

Administrator Elizabeth Lehde said: “Staff is working as quickly as possible with information as it is received.  We ask for your patience during this time.  If you have been notified you have tested positive, ISOLATE yourself at home and away from others.  If you are identified as a close contact, QUARANTINE at home. If you do not hear from the health department staff within 24 hours, please call.”

Environmental Director Will Summers said with more cases mounting, further cooperation is needed as the local and state health departments continue to gather more information about the virus.

“As we go further down this path, we learn more about how to treat these cases and also more of how to prevent cases from occurring,” he said. “I know I can count on you to do all you can to prevent the spread of this virus. All we can do is pull together to do our best.”

More information from the health department

WATCH FOR THESE SYMPTOMS: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. If you start with symptoms, isolate immediately and contact your healthcare provider about getting tested for COVID-19.


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