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By Ken Stern 

COVID-19 cases top 930


August 19, 2020

Coronavirus cases rose above 900 in Skagit County last Wednesday, a doubling since the county reached Phase 2 status in June for the state’s Safe Start economic reopening. After Monday there were 934 confirmed cases in the country, a rise of 98 cases in two weeks. Two deaths were reported in the period, both this past week. Monday 86 people were hospitalized and 629 had recovered.

The County is “nowhere close to meeting the metric of 25 cases per 100,000 population,” Jennifer Johnson, director of Skagit Public Health, told the County’s Board of Health at its bi-weekly meeting Aug....

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