Jefferson County reports 19th death to COVID-19

Posted 11/24/21

Jefferson County health officials reported another death from COVID-19 late Tuesday — the second death of a resident in the county to the disease in the past week.

Dr. Allison Berry, public …

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Jefferson County reports 19th death to COVID-19

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Jefferson County health officials reported another death from COVID-19 late Tuesday — the second death of a resident in the county to the disease in the past week.

Dr. Allison Berry, public health officer for Clallam and Jefferson counties, said the death reported Tuesday was similar to the one announced Monday.

The most recent COVID death, she said, "is actually a very similar case to the last one: a man in his 70s who had significant underlying conditions, living in the community.

"He’s received his first two doses but not his booster," Berry said. 

Berry again stressed the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

"We are strongly recommending that anyone over 65 get vaccinated if they haven’t and receive a booster as soon as possible. This is the age bracket where we are seeing waning immunity from the vaccine," she said.

Thankfully, she added, the boosters are working well. 

"Even in long-term care, the residents we are seeing who have received their boosters are either not getting infected or are minimally or asymptomatic," Berry said.

Jefferson County Public Health reported a cumulative total of 1,282 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday.

That's an increase of six cases from the day before.

Two of the new infections were found in Port Townsend residents, with two in the mid-county area, and two in south county.

The new cases included a person under the age of 12; a resident in their 30s; a resident in their 40s; two in their 50s; and a person in their 70s.

Of the six cases, half were female and half were male.

One resident remained hospitalized Wednesday due to COVID-19.

 

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  • winniwoman

    Are they trying to identify what strains of COVID these folks are getting? So sad to hear of and know many of the people who are not vaccinated for silly reasons. Please just do it, Jefferson County. It's safe and it works!

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