Two small COVID outbreaks discovered in local students

Posted 11/10/21

Two small clusters of COVID-19 outbreaks have been discovered in local students,  Public Health Officer Dr. Allison Berry said Monday.

One cluster was traced to a high school football team, …

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Two small COVID outbreaks discovered in local students

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Two small clusters of COVID-19 outbreaks have been discovered in local students,  Public Health Officer Dr. Allison Berry said Monday.

One cluster was traced to a high school football team, and included four infections, Berry said.

Berry did not identify the high school, but the Port Townsend School District reported four infections in the past week at the high school/district office, and Port Townsend High School Athletic Director Phillip Mackey-Moseley said the team had an outbreak.

The other small cluster was found in a kindergarten class. That class also had four confirmed cases of COVID-19.

“The good news is all those kids are doing really well,” Berry told county commissioners during their weekly pandemic update Nov. 8.

Jefferson County has had 1,196 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. A total of 17 residents have died from the disease.

Berry said two residents were currently hospitalized due to the coronavirus, with one person being treated locally.

The other case, she said, involves a person who has been hospitalized for months.

That patient was relatively healthy before getting COVID, Berry said.

Berry said currently that 73 percent of those who have gotten infected with COVID-19 have not been vaccinated against the virus.

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  • DUSTIN WILLIS

    Good to know all those kids are doing well on their own.

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