After no cases were reported Wednesday, Mason County Public Health reported a COVID-19 outbreak at a Mason County Long-Term Care Facility, 22 new cases and two deaths on Thursday, October 1, 2020. A news release says County Public Health, the State Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and L&I (State Department of Labor and Industries) are working with the yet to be identified Long-Term Care Facility to contain the outbreak. Of the 22 new cases reported Thursday, 20 of them are directly related to this outbreak. More information is expected to be released Friday.
Mason County Public Health also reported Thursday two additional COVID-19 related deaths of County residents. Specific information on the deceased have not been released but looking at the latest Status Report, one of the deaths was in the 40 to 59 age group while the other was over 80. Six Mason County resident’s deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.
The October 1st, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. news release says: “Since the last release (9/30/20), Mason County Public Health was notified of Twenty-Two (22) additional Mason County residents that tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to Four Hundred Fifty-Two (452) positive cases in Mason County. Mason County Public Health in conjunction with DOH, DSHS and L&I are working with one of our Long-term Care Facilities experiencing an outbreak. Of today’s new cases, 91% are directly related to the outbreak. We will have more information on this situation tomorrow. We have unfortunately been notified of Two (2) additional COVID-19 related deaths of Mason County Residents.”