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By Ken Stern 

Over 825 COVID-19 cases in Skagit County


August 5, 2020

COME IN, HAVE A DRINK, ARE YOU FAMILY? – The La Conner Pub and Eatery has instructions, following the state's restrictions on eating out: if you are not family, you are on the patio or out of luck. The sign does not say that, but the restrictions only allow family members inside. – Photo by Ken Stern

The 42 new cases of coronavirus reported Friday-Monday in Skagit County raised to 826 the number of COVID-19 cases recorded since reporting started in February. The death toll has climbed to 21, up five in the two weeks since July 19. And on Monday seven cases were confirmed by the Swinomish Public Health Team of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, some of whom are asymptomatic, without symptoms. In response, the Tribe has opened a testing site for community members and staff. They started testing last Wednesday.

There were 264 new cases in Skagit County in July with an average of 64 ca...

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