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Editorial –

Gov. Jay Inslee’s made an unexpected gift to the state Feb. 10: the state’s Department of Health found all regions meeting metrics showing control of the coronavirus. Just like that, every county was in Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery from COVID-19.

Inslee was quick with that announcement, but the state has not posted end of January data in what was supposed to be the two week report update.

Still, a look at Skagit County’s February COVID-19 cases reported by Skagit Public Health show a dramatic decline in new infections. There will be fewer than 300 news cases in...


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