Spike in COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County intensifies

Posted 11/19/20

A dozen new cases of the coronavirus were reported Thursday in Jefferson County by public health officials.

The cases were reported across the county; in Port Townsend, mid-county and south …

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Spike in COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County intensifies

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A dozen new cases of the coronavirus were reported Thursday in Jefferson County by public health officials.

The cases were reported across the county; in Port Townsend, mid-county and south county.

Six of the cases involved Port Townsend residents; two women in their 70s, a woman in her 60s, a woman in her 40s, a man in his 60s, and a man over the age of 80.

Five cases were found in the mid-county area. Those new infections include a man in his 70s, a woman in her 70s, a woman in her 30s, a man in his 70s, and a male under the age of 20.

The other case, from south county, was a female under the age of 20.

The spike in cases follows an upward trend in COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County. A total of 35 new cases of COVID-19 in JeffCo were reported in the 10 days between Nov. 9 and Nov. 18.

The total number of COVID cases in Jefferson County stood at 139 Friday afternoon.

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

No deaths in the county have been linked to the coronavirus.

According to Jefferson County Public Health, a total of 12,130 patients have been tested for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, and 11,939 have tested negative.

Test results are still pending for 52 people.

Through Tuesday, 67 COVID cases have been found in Port Townsend residents; 57 in mid-county residents; and 15 in south county (Quilcene, Brinnon, and West Jefferson).

Most of the confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Jefferson County — 70 through Tuesday — have been found in men. Sixty-nine women who live in the county have tested positive for COVID-19 through Nov. 17.

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Please correct: This was reported today, which is Thursday.

Thursday, November 19