29 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Reporting, Health Dept. Pleas For Cooperation

The surge of coronavirus cases continued to increase this week with the Washington County Health Department announcing 29 new lab-confirmed cases from Nov. 12 to 13.

The residents include one female 1 to 5 years old; two males 11 to 15 years old; one female 16-19 years old; four females and one male in their 20s; one female and three males in their 30s; two females in their 40s; four females and three males in their 50s; one female in her 60s; two females and three males in their 70s; and one male in his 80s.

Total count as of Friday, November 13, is 478 with 77 active, 401 released from isolation, one active hospitalization, 20 total hospitalizations, and two deaths.

This is the third day this week with more than 20 reporting over a two day period, a total of 82 new cases. Other releases were announced on Monday (30) and Thursday (23).

Staff are working through cases as quickly as they can, the health department said in a release. “As cases rise, there may be a delay in our office contacting you,” Administrator Elizabeth Lehde said.

Those who are told that they have tested positive are asked to isolate themselves and do not be in contact with anyone else if possible. Those who are told they have been a close contact or believe to have been in close contact should quarantine at home and watch for signs of illness.

Coronavirus is spreading quickly in the community, Lehde said, “we are all growing weary from safety practices, but now it is more important than ever to take caution in your actions!”

3 Comments

  1. Anonymous on November 19, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    They all listened to and believed the soon-to-be ex-president when he said it was harmless and a hoax dreamed up by the Democrats. Unfortunately, like so many of his lies, it stuck.
    P.S. Lies like this worked for Joseph Goebbels too.

  2. Anonymous on November 16, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Nothing will change unless authorities start enforcing the guidelines that are already in place. Nashville seems to have been completely ignoring most of the restrictions since this began, and there’s no one ensuring compliance. There’s not much a tiny minority can do to stop the spread when most of the community is carrying on like normal. But how do you teach a person to care about others when it’s just not in their selfish nature?

    • Anonymous on November 19, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      You may be correct in asserting that selfishness is in play. All the same, let’s not ignore the messages they received back in February – from the soon-to-be ex-president: “It’s no worse than a common cold. It’s a hoax of the Democrats. It’ll be over by summer.” If anyone thinks those messages were not well received and believed, just look at the percentage (77%) of Washington County voters who thought the messenger ought to stay in the White House another four years.

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