Four more COVID-19 infections found in Jefferson County

Posted 4/30/21

Four new COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in Jefferson County, public health officials reported late Thursday.

Three of the confirmed tests for the coronavirus involved women, and the …

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Four more COVID-19 infections found in Jefferson County

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Four new COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in Jefferson County, public health officials reported late Thursday.

Three of the confirmed tests for the coronavirus involved women, and the fourth was a man.

Two people in the mid-county area, and two in the south county area (Quilcene, Brinnon, and West Jefferson) tested positive. One person was in their 20s; two were in their 30s; and the fourth was in their 60s.

The new confirmed cases of the coronavirus pushed the total number of COVID-19 infections in Jefferson County to 390 Thursday.

Public health officials said COVID-19 test results were still pending for 16 residents, and 11 people remain in isolation for potential COVID contacts.

According to Jefferson County Public Health, a total of 22,655 tests have been administered for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic through April 29, and 22,249 tests have come back negative.

Through Thursday, 166 COVID cases have been found in Port Townsend residents; 180 in mid-county residents; and 44 in south county.

Based on gender, 198 males have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in Jefferson County, and 192 females have tested positive.

A total of 26 residents have been hospitalized for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, and three deaths have been linked to COVID-19.

County health officials reported that 355 local residents have recovered from 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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