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Health Department: 23 More Cases Reporting, Up to 449 Total

The Washington County Health Department said on Thursday, November 12, that there are now 23 New lab-confirmed cases of COVID reporting in the county from Nov. 10 and 11.

The residents include: a 16 to 19 year old male; one female and three males in their 20s; one male in his 30s; three females and four males in their 40s; one female in her 50s; five females in their 60s; two females in their 70s; and one female and one male in their 80s.

Total Case count:  449 (the health department said a case review showed that case #342 was given to 2 separate cases between the 10/30 and 11/2 press release. Reported case demographics remained the same and the case count was corrected.)

  • Active: 74
  • Released from isolation: 375
  • Active hospitalized: 0 Total hospitalized: 19
  • Deaths:2

More Information From The Health Department

Staff are working through cases as quickly as we can; however, as case counts rise, there may be a delay in our office contacting you.  During these delays please do the following until you hear from our staff:

  • If you are told you have tested positive, ISOLATE yourself from others.  Do not be in contact with anyone else, if at all possible. 
  • If you have been told you are a close contact, or believe you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID19, quarantine at home and watch for signs of illness. 

A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period of time starting 2 days before the start of symptoms until the case is isolated. 

Coronavirus is spreading quickly in our community.  We are all growing weary from safety practices, but now it is more important than ever to take caution in your actions! 

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous on November 12, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    To the people of this community,
    Please stay at home people if you have any signs of sickness, everyone will understand and appreciate it. Then wear a mask when you’re around people even in your own household to prevent the spread of any type of germ you might be spreading to others or your family. If you are feeling healthy, remembering the warnings that people are still capable of spreading the Covid-19 virus even when you have no signs of the disease it is a good reason to wear a mask when in close contact with people. Most of us just want to stay clear from the increasing spread of the Covid-19 and flu viruses to stay healthy, please do your part to make this happen. Protect yourself and others by taking this issue seriously. What we do together will make a difference protecting everyone. Thank you!

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