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Thurston County preparing for first virus case,
while Yelm remains silent on COVID-19 planning!


“Thurston County monitoring coronavirus spread, preparing for first confirmed case”

There were no confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus, originating in Thurston County reported by state or local public health agencies as of The Olympian’s print deadline Tuesday afternoon.

Capacity and capability to test people for the disease is expanding, and “several tests” were pending as of Tuesday in Thurston County and across the state, Schelli Slaughter, Director of Thurston County Public Health and Social Services, said during the weekly situation update at a Board of County Commissioners meeting.”

In recent days, confirmed cases have started to crop up nearby: As of the Department of Health’s count Tuesday, there were 16 confirmed cases in Pierce County, one in Jefferson, and two in Kitsap as the count in King County grew to 190 with 22 fatalities. Statewide cases were at 267 with 24 fatalities.

The state is now planning to update its count at about 2 p.m. each day on its website (https://www.doh.wa.gov/emergencies/coronavirus), and Thurston County updates its Coronavirus web page frequently (https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/phss/Pages/coronavirus.aspx),” by Sara Gentzler, The Olympian. Read more

Posted by Steve on March 11, 2020 at 12:10 am | Permalink

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