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County, region stays in Phase 1 for COVID-19

Skagit County has recorded 498 new cases of the novel coronavirus in January, through the 16th, an average of 35.6 daily cases, based on Skagit Public Health data. Ten to 96 new cases have been reported daily since Jan. 3, for a total of 3,584 cases since last February. The state Department of Health lists another 212 probable cases, where data are uncertain. There will be over 1,000 new infections this month if the trend holds. New cases, and community transmissions from travel around New Year have not yet peaked.

Another six people have died since the first of the year, 13% of the 46 total d...


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