County sees 8 new COVID-19 cases, one more death

The Washington County Health Department announced on Friday that there have been eight new COVID-19 cases.

The new cases included two females and one male in their 30s; one male in his 40s; one female and one male in their 50s; one male in his 60s and one female in her 70s.

The IDPH also reported an additional death of a Washington County resident due to COVID-19. The male in his 50s had been released from isolation from the health department at the time of his passing.

The total case count for Washington County includes 1,604 cases since March 2020. There are 8 active, 1,578 released from isolation, no active hospitalizations, 66 total hospitalized and 29 deaths (18 active, 10 released, 1 untested).

The announcement marked the largest increase in new cases since Feb. 12.

Administrator Elizabeth Lehde also said additional vaccines was received by the WCHD through a mobile National Guard unit. In total 370 individuals had received the COVID vaccine as a result of the event.

Washington County EMA said a couple of days earlier the county had seen no new cases to report. But the recent announcement proves that citizens need continue to be more diligent.

“As I have been saying we are not out of the woods yet. Please do not let your guard down. We will beat this.”

According to the IDPH, Washington County reported a 2.7 percent test positivity 224 tests performed between Feb..28 and March 6.

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