By Ken Stern 

Skagit County still tops state’s COVID-19 case rate


November 17, 2021

Skagit County’s new coronavirus infection rate of 611.7 per 100,000 residents in the 14 day period ending Nov. 14 is by far the highest in the state. It remains the only county with a two week infection rate of over 600 per 100,000 residents, far outpacing the next four highest counties with rates of 503.4 (Lewis County) to 551.1 (Chelan County).

Whatcom County recorded 361.4 new cases per 100,000 residents in the same 14 day period and Snohomish County has climbed to 301 new infections by the same metric. Skagit County’s 7-day hospitalization rate has dropped to 13.8 from 16.1 new COV...

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