Seven residents test positive for COVID-19 in JeffCo as case count continues to climb

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Posted 1/27/21

Seven more Jefferson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 as the number of confirmed cases of the disease continues to climb, Jefferson County public health officials reported late …

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Seven residents test positive for COVID-19 in JeffCo as case count continues to climb

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Seven more Jefferson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 as the number of confirmed cases of the disease continues to climb, Jefferson County public health officials reported late Tuesday.

Jefferson County has had 286 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

The seven new cases were confirmed in test results released Monday and Tuesday. They involve three Port Townsend residents (a man in his 40s, a woman in her 40s, and a woman in her 50s), three mid-county residents (a female under the age of 20, a woman in her 30s, and a man in his 70s) and a south county resident (a man in his 20s).

A total of 64 people in Jefferson County were still awaiting COVID-19 test results late Tuesday.

Health officials said 11 people with COVID-19 remain in isolation. 

A total of 233 residents have recovered from COVID. According to the health department, 22 residents have been hospitalized after getting the coronavirus, and two deaths in Jefferson County have been attributed to the disease. 

Through Jan. 26, a total of 17,309 tests have been administered for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, and 16,959 tests have come back negative.

Through Tuesday, 127 COVID cases have been found in Port Townsend residents; 131 in mid-county residents; and 28 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; 147 females have been confirmed with the coronavirus, and 139 males.

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