Two new COVID-19 cases found in Jefferson County

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Posted 11/18/20

Two more residents in Jefferson County have been infected with COVID-19, Jefferson County Public Health reported late Wednesday.

The total number of COVID cases in Jefferson County stood at 127 …

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Two new COVID-19 cases found in Jefferson County

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Two more residents in Jefferson County have been infected with COVID-19, Jefferson County Public Health reported late Wednesday.

The total number of COVID cases in Jefferson County stood at 127 Wednesday afternoon.

The two infections included a mid-county man in his 60s, and a Port Townsend woman in her 60s.

County health officials said 86 patients in Jefferson County have recovered from COVID-19 and are no longer hospitalized.

No deaths in the county have been linked to the coronavirus.

According to Jefferson County Public Health, a total of 12,064 patients have been tested for the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, and 11,841 have tested negative.

Test results are still pending for 96 people.

Most of the confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Jefferson County — 65 through Tuesday — have been found in men. Sixty-two women who live in the county have tested positive for COVID-19 through Nov. 17.

Through Tuesday, 61 COVID cases have been found in Port Townsend residents; 52 in mid-county residents; and 14 in south county (Quilcene, Brinnon, and West Jefferson).

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Helen

Would be very helpful if we knew more about if people are contacting covid at work, shopping, doctors office, gatherings, visiting, volunteering or what activities are doing this. I would also like an article on the stingy testing policies, compared for example to Clallam, and who exactly sets these policies. These policies appear arbitrary at best and inconsistly applied. This somewhat explains the spike in my opinion.

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