By Ken Stern 

COVID-19 haunted County in October


November 4, 2020

Whether it was wet and cold weather alone, or COVID-fatigue, poor decision making or these factors combined, 158 Skagit County residents tested positive for COVID-19 in October, a 74% increase over cases recorded in September based on Skagit Public Health records. The 31 people who tested positive Nov. 1-2 is a scary total to contemplate: 35.6 cases were averaged per week in October. This week is only half over.

These are raw numbers. The Washington Department of Health calculated 57.3 cases per 100,000 population over a two week period ending Nov. 1 in Skagit County. About 238 people teste...

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