COVID-19 cases jump significantly in Grant County

by Rachal Pinkerton
Staff Writer | June 23, 2020 10:25 PM

MOSES LAKE/OTHELLO — The news for new COVID-19 cases in Grant County has not been good this past week. On Monday, June 15, a total of 337 cases had been reported. As of Monday, June 22, 471 confirmed cases had been reported. The past week was the highest week for reported cases since the outbreak started in early spring, with 134 new cases reported through the week.

The news in individual cities throughout the county was similar. Only one area, the Grand Coulee-Electric City area, stayed the same with two cases. Warden and the area south of Warden in Grant County each had only one new case, bringing Warden to nine cases and the rural area south of Warden to five. Ephrata reported four new cases, bringing the total to 29 confirmed cases. Soap Lake jumped from nine to 14 cases in the past week.

Other cities in the county have not been as fortunate. Royal City jumped from 19 cases last Monday, June 15, to 30 cases on Monday, June 22. Quincy added 24 new cases, bringing the total to 115 cases. Mattawa jumped from 81 cases to 124 cases. Moses Lake had the highest increase with 42 new cases, bringing its total to 140 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Currently, seven people are being hospitalized for COVID-19. No new deaths were reported last week.

At this time, the health district is not reporting the number of pending, probable, recovered and negative cases.

Of those with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grant County, 238 are male and 230 are female. Sixty-six are in the newborn to 18-year-old age range. In the 19- to 40-year-old range, 206 cases have been reported. One hundred thirty-five cases have been reported in the 41- to 60-year-old range. In the 61- to 80-year-old range, 54 cases have been reported. Of those 80 years old and older, there are seven confirmed cases.

In Adams County, 10 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from Monday, June 15, to Monday, June 22. No one is hospitalized or has died from the virus in the county.

So far, 859 tests have been sent out. Of those, 723 have come back negative. Twelve tests are pending. Ninety people have recovered.

Of the confirmed COVID-19 cases, 102 are from Othello, four are from Ritzville, three are from Lind, one is from Washtucna and one is from Hatton.

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