Current COVID-19 Spread as Bad as in March

[VIDEOS] State Health Officials continue to warn residents about the rise in COVID-19 cases. John Wiesman is Secretary of Health.

During Wednesday’s media briefing, State Health Officer Kathy Lofy presented the latest transmission report during which she said the current growth of COVID-19 is about the same as it was in March.

Lacy Fehrenbach, Deputy Secretary of Health for COVID-19 Response, explained the risks of gathering with friends and family.

According to Charissa Fotinos, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Health Care Authority which is leading the statewide testing effort, a negative COVID-19 test doesn’t give you the green light to gather with others.

As of 4 PM November 18, 2020, Mason County’s rate of new case per 100,000 over the past two weeks is 142. There have been 688 total cases of COVID-19 in the County since the beginning of the pandemic with ten deaths. The latest number of active cases in 67 with four people hospitalized.

This week, the Mason County Board of Health passed a resolution asking all residents to step up their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. This includes changing behaviors, wearing facecoverings, social distancing, increase hygiene, and adhering to restrictions on gatherings.

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