New case of COVID-19 discovered in Jefferson County

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Posted 1/13/21

Jefferson County public health officials said a Port Townsend resident under the age of 20 has tested positive for COVID-19.

Officials announced her test results late Tuesday, and the new …

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New case of COVID-19 discovered in Jefferson County

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Jefferson County public health officials said a Port Townsend resident under the age of 20 has tested positive for COVID-19.

Officials announced her test results late Tuesday, and the new infection increased the total number of COVID cases in Jefferson County to 258 on Jan. 12.

A total of 72 residents were still awaiting COVID-19 test results late Tuesday.

Health officials also said 17 people with COVID-19 remain in isolation.

County health officials reported Jan. 12 that 203 residents in the county have recovered from COVID-19. A total of 22 residents have been hospitalized after getting the coronavirus, and two deaths in Jefferson County have been attributed to the disease. 

According to Jefferson County Public Health, a total of 16,483 tests have been administered for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, and 16,153 tests have come back negative.

Through Tuesday, 114 COVID cases have been found in Port Townsend residents; 118 in mid-county residents; and 25 in south county (Quilcene, Brinnon, and West Jefferson).

More females than males have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in Jefferson County; 133 females have been confirmed with the coronavirus, and 125 males.

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