Four new COVID-19 infections discovered in Jefferson County

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Posted 10/13/20

Four additional cases of COVID-19 infections have been found in Jefferson County residents since last week, officials with Jefferson County Public Health reported Monday afternoon.

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Four new COVID-19 infections discovered in Jefferson County

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Four additional cases of COVID-19 infections have been found in Jefferson County residents since last week, officials with Jefferson County Public Health reported Monday afternoon.

Two new cases were reported Oct. 12, and two other cases were announced Oct. 9.

The two people found to be infected with the coronavirus disease last week were both mid-county residents; both men are in their 60s.

The two cases announced Monday involve a Port Townsend man in his 50s, and a mid-county man in his 70s.

The confirmation of an additional four infections increased the total number of coronavirus cases in Jefferson County from 75 on Monday, Oct. 5 to 79 a week later.

A total of 9,296 patients have been tested for COVID-19; negative test results have been received in 9,109 of the cases through Monday.

Test results are still pending for 108 patients.

County health officials said 71 patients in Jefferson County have recovered from COVID-19 and are no longer hospitalized.

No deaths in Jefferson County have been linked to the coronavirus.

So far, 39 COVID cases have been found in Port Townsend residents; 31 in mid-county residents; and nine in south county (Quilcene, Brinnon, and West Jefferson).

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