Ten new COVID-19 infections found in Jefferson County 

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Posted 9/1/21

Ten more residents have tested positive for COVID-19, Jefferson County health officials reported Tuesday.

An additional hospitalization due to the disease was also announced Aug. 31.

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Ten new COVID-19 infections found in Jefferson County 

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Ten more residents have tested positive for COVID-19, Jefferson County health officials reported Tuesday.

An additional hospitalization due to the disease was also announced Aug. 31.

The new cases pushed the total number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Jefferson County to 695.

Positive COVID test results were reported across the county; five in Port Townsend, three in the mid-county area, and two in south county.

Three of the new infections involved females; the other seven involved males.

One resident under the age of 12 was infected, along with one resident between the age of 12 and 19, two residents in their 20s, two residents in their 40s, two residents in their 60s, and two in their 70s.

A total of 46 residents were still in isolation Tuesday due to potential COVID-19 contact.

A total of 67 test results are still pending, according to Jefferson County Public Health.

There have been 29,546 tests for COVID-19 in Jefferson County since the start of the pandemic, and 28,784 have resulted in negative results.

New test results from 120 residents were received Tuesday.

In Jefferson County, 537 people have recovered from COVID-19 and 45 people have been hospitalized for the disease. (People are considered "recovered" at 28 days from the onset of symptoms if they are alive and not hospitalized, according to the state Department of Health.)

Four deaths of Jefferson County residents have been linked to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

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Dage Corvish

From bottom to top, thank you, staff of JHC. To face what you face every day, you are superheroes, though you may not think yourself such. Your efforts are appreciated by many. Our thoughts are often with you.

Jefferson County has one of the lowest county covid death rates in the nation. We couldn't be there without the dedication and professionalism of JHC.

Someday, we will come out the far side of this to brighter days. In whatever way we celebrate, you will be the center of that celebration.

Again, thank you.

Wednesday, September 1
Marge Samuelson

And to you who have not been vaccinated, when you on that ventilator, be sure and thank the health care workers who have to treat you.

Wednesday, September 1
Heidi Eisenhour

Thank you to the team at Jefferson County Public Health for all of the contact tracing and reporting for each actual and suspected case of COVID in our community since March of 2020. You people are amazing!

Wednesday, September 1