COVID-19 cases on the rise in Jefferson County

Leader news staff
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Posted 7/16/21

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Jefferson County rose to 471 Friday, according to public health officials.

That's up by four from the 467 cumulative cases reported Tuesday.

Three …

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COVID-19 cases on the rise in Jefferson County

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Jefferson County rose to 471 Friday, according to public health officials.

That's up by four from the 467 cumulative cases reported Tuesday.

Three of the new infections were discovered in tests of females, while the fourth case involved a male who tested positive for COVID-19.

One COVID-19 case was found in Port Townsend, while three of the new cases are from the mid-county area, according to Jefferson County Public Health.

The new cases mostly involved residents under the age of 19, with an additional infection reported in the 40-to-49 age group.

Eight residents were still in isolation July 16 due to potential COVID-19 contact.

Test results are pending for another nine residents.

There have been 26,192 tests for COVID-19 in Jefferson County since the start of the pandemic, and 25,712 have come back negative.

In Jefferson County, 440 people have recovered from COVID-19 and 34 people have been hospitalized for the disease (a reduction in the county health department's previous report of 35 hospitalized). Four deaths of Jefferson County residents have been linked to COVID-19.

People are considered "recovered" at 28 days from the onset of symptoms if they are alive and not hospitalized, according to the state Department of Health.

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