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By Ken Stern 

Skagit County reports lower COVID-19 testing numbers


September 9, 2020

Skagit County is showing 68.1 new cases per 100,000 population for the two weeks through Sept. 6, as reported by the Washington Department of Health on its COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard. This is the lowest two-week case report since June. But that is not the big story, Skagit Public Health staff told the County Board of Health at its Sept. 3 meeting. The testing numbers two weeks after Labor Day, and whether they spike, as they have after every holiday since Mother’s Day, will be the big September coronavirus story.

By being below 75 cases per 100,000 population, Skagit County has d...

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