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By Ken Stern 

COVID cases spiking in Skagit County

 

YES! MASKED VISITORS SHOPPING IN LA CONNER – Summer is here and so are the tourists, enjoying a sunny, shopping Sunday. Warning: too much travel, too many people are resulting in dozens of new COVID-19 cases, Public Health Department staff report. – Photo by Ken Stern

Twenty-five cases of the coronavirus at the Mira Vista Care Center in Mount Vernon, first reported July 1, lead the 100 cases of the coronavirus confirmed in Skagit County in the June 28-July 11 period. The Mira Vista cases included one death, raising to 16 the number of Skagit County deaths linked to COVID-19 infections since tracking began in February.

Fourteen residents and 11 staff there have the virus, Director of Public Health Jennifer Johnson told the County Board of Health Friday at its bi-weekly meeting. Public Health staff report that the Center has implemented state mandated car...



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