In their most recent press release, the Washington County Health Department reported 36 new lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Washington County between December 22-December23. The age of those diagnosed range from 11 to 90. These additional cases bring Washington County’s total case count to 1,116, according to Washington County Health Department.
Unfortunately, the number of deaths has also increased. Washington County Health Department is reporting 19 deaths (15 active, 4 released) for the county.
In their press release, the health department also made the following statement,
“It has been brought to our attention that there is inconsistency in the reporting of deaths by IDPH. Unfortunately, deaths following a positive result using rapid testing are grouped together for the entire state as a “probable death” on the IDPH reporting dashboard. This causes confusion and inaccurate reporting for individual counties. The definition and process of notification of deaths is the same. Our department finds it important to report information completely. Sadly at this time, we must report that an additional 4 deaths have occurred in our county after testing positive using rapid tests. A male in his 60’s, female in her 90’s, male in his 80’s, and female in her 80’s were all on isolation for active COVID at the time of their passing.”
Currently there are 2 active hospitalizations due to Covid and 137 active cases of Covid in Washington County.