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By Ken Stern 

County and state get COVID-19 Phase 3 pause

A positive look at negative numbers


A reprise came from Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday as he announced a two-week pause on counties movement in the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan, despite almost half the state’s counties exceeding metrics for new coronavirus cases. Inslee again deviated from the state’s guidelines of his reopening plan for Washington’s public and economic health.

While Inslee’s news release says, “the decision was made in consultation with the Department of Health, and reflects current data suggesting Washington’s fourth wave has hit a plateau,” new COVID-19 hospitalizations in...

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