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By Ken Stern 

Drop in county COVID-19 continues


February 24, 2021

The dramatic February decline in new coronavirus infections in Skagit County continues. After recording 768 cases in January, 211 people have tested positive Feb. 1-22, with over half, 107, the first seven days. Each succeeding week has had half the number of infections of that first week reported, 47 Feb. 8-14 and 57 Feb. 15-22, as listed on the Skagit Public Health website. These are total cases, not on a per 100,000 residents basis.

Nine people have died in February, 15% of total deaths since record keeping started. Nineteen people have died since Jan. 1, 32% of all deaths. Hospitalizat...

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