By Ken Stern 

August county COVID cases highest month to date, topping 1,350

Case count climb continues


September 8, 2021

September’s start matched August’s end for increasing new coronavirus cases in Skagit County, with 394 new cases Aug. 30-Sept. 3, a 10% increase from Aug. 23-27. There were 10 new COVID-19 patient hospitalizations Sept. 1 alone, and 16 for the week, matching the prior week’s total.

The county case rate is 505.9 per 100,000 residents over the last 14 days with a hospitalization rate of 16.9 COVID-19 patients per 100,000 residents over the seven day period through Sept. 2.

August saw 87 COVID-19 patient hospitalizations, 3.3 times the 26 in July and 4.6 as many as the 19 in June. Seve...

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