By Ken Stern 

Skagit County has highest new COVID-19 infection rate in state


November 10, 2021

Skagit County has passed a rate of 600 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents in the 14 day period ending Nov. 5, the highest in the state. The seven day death rate is 0.8 for the period ending Nov. 5. That is calculated from the number of dead, 115, per the total number of cases in the county, 11,696 confirmed and probable cases. Spokane County has a 0.2 death rate; King and Snohomish counties have 0.1 death rates. No other county approaches a 0.1 death rate.

The county’s 1,797 total cases in October averages 58 cases per day. That is ten times the 5.8 average daily new coronavirus...

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