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.
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!”