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Skagit County’s COVID-19 numbers keep climbing

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.

July 1 Dr. Anthony Fauci,...


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