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By Ken Stern 

Skagit County’s COVID-19 numbers keep climbing


MORE TESTS ARE BEST – Public health professionals agree that one key tool for beating the coronavirus is extensive testing. The Skagit County public test site at Skagit Valley College is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Up to 2,000 tests are given a week. Monday morning over 80 cars were lined up for check-in registration at 9:30 a.m. Symptoms or questions? Information: 360-416-1500. - Photo by Ken Stern

None of the COVID-19 numbers Skagit County Public Health is reporting daily are good and neither are the trends.

Skagit County reported 31 cases in the Friday-Monday period, with 21 Monday. Eighty-eight cases were confirmed July 14-20, with 134 cases July 5-19 and 261 cases since June 5, the day the County was approved to advance to Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start county by county economic reopening.

Hospitalizations have increased by nine, to 70 since July 12, a 15% rise. Only additional deaths, two, to 17, from 15 on June 18, have not increased dramatically.

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