New case of COVID-19 discovered in Jefferson County

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Posted 11/25/20

A new confirmed case of COVID-19 has been found in Jefferson County, officials with Jefferson County Public Health announced Friday.

The total number of COVID cases in Jefferson County stood at …

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New case of COVID-19 discovered in Jefferson County

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A new confirmed case of COVID-19 has been found in Jefferson County, officials with Jefferson County Public Health announced Friday.

The total number of COVID cases in Jefferson County stood at 152 Nov. 25.

The infection reported Friday afternoon involved a Port Townsend woman in her 50s.

County health officials note that 86 patients in Jefferson County have recovered from COVID-19 and are no longer hospitalized.

One death in the county has been linked to the coronavirus; it was  a woman in her 90s who was chronically ill and receiving hospice care.

According to Jefferson County Public Health, a total of 12,675 patients have been tested for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, and 12,475 have tested negative.

Of all residents who have been tested, authorities said 1.2 percent has tested positive.

In the seven days of Nov. 16 to Nov. 22, a total of 3.47 percent of patients who have been tested for COVID have come up positive.

That's down slightly from the previous week (Nov. 9 through Nov. 15), when 4.55 percent tested positive. 

Test results were still pending for 48 people Friday.

Through Friday, 80 COVID cases have been found in Port Townsend residents; 58 in mid-county residents; and 14 in south county (Quilcene, Brinnon, and West Jefferson).

Most of the confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Jefferson County — 77 through Friday — have been found in men. Seventy-five women who live in the county have tested positive for COVID-19 through Nov. 25.

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