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Skagit County and COVID-19

The “Our grim COVID-19 milestones” editorial in the Oct. 20 edition comments hit the nail on the head. Periodically I have been tracking and comparing COVID-19 data from various parts of the state. Comparing Skagit and King counties confirms trends between big urban and small rural counties.

As of Nov. 4, Skagit, the 11th most populated county (population 130,450), had a per capita rate of infection of 1 per 11.2 residents. King (population 2,260,800) had a per capita rate of only slightly more, at 1 per 13.56 residents.

As of Nov. 5, Skagit had a daily rate of infection of 75 per 100,000 of r...


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