By Ken Stern 

COVID-19 delta variant hammering Skagit County


August 18, 2021

Skagit County Public Health reported 119 new coronavirus cases Friday and a total of 305 new cases Aug. 9-13 on its website. The state Department of Health reports 285 newly diagnosed cases per 100,000 county residents for the two weeks through Aug. 8. The county titled an Aug. 11 news release “Case Counts/Hospitalizations Continuing to Increase in Skagit County.”

The previous one week high was 266 new infections per 100,000 county residents Jan 8-14, at the end of the Christmas holidays.

Monday 68 new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing August’s total to 487 new infections, not...

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