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By Ken Stern 

Skagit County near 3,000 COVID-19 cases

Headed for 1,000 December cases


December 30, 2020

Skagit County will likely record more than 1,000 new coronavirus infections in December, by far the highest one month total this year. Through Dec. 28, 957 positive tests have been reported, with 35 new cases the month’s daily average. Trends are for 3,000 COVID-19 cases since March. One-third will be this month.

While daily new case counts have ranged between three and 109, a rolling weekly average is between 24 and 42 cases per day. Another 48 people were hospitalized in December, one-fourth the number of hospital stays since March. Four deaths were listed Dec. 28. Ten people have died...

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