By Ken Stern 

Skagit County now over 15,000 COVID-19 cases

Over 10,000 Washingtonians have died


January 12, 2022

Last Tuesday, Jan. 4, the Washington state Department of Health reported the 10,000th death in the state from COVID-19 since record keeping began in early 2020. In Skagit County, 156 people have died in that period. There were 14 county resident deaths in December; 27 died in November. No deaths have been reported in 2022 through Jan. 6.

Since Nov. 1, 184 Skagitonians have been hospitalized, 24 since Jan. 1, 63 in December and 97 in November.

Experts are emphasizing increased hospitalizations and the stress put on healthcare systems over new case counts in the new year. “It is much more r...

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