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By Ken Stern 

‘Prevent needless deaths:’ get vaccinated

Dr. Howard Leibrand, Skagit County Health Officer


October 27, 2021

COVID-19 case rates in Skagit County are headed toward a rate of 600 new cases per 100,000 people in the next 14 day period. The Washington state Department of Health reported 574.9 new coronavirus infections per 100,000 residents in the last 14 days in the county. Skagit County has the seventh highest 14 day case rate of new coronavirus infections of the state’s 39 counties. It is one of 11 counties with an over 500 14-day new case rate but is the only county west of the Cascades and the only county of the seven with more than 100,000 population.

There have already been 1,385 new infect...

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