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By Ken Stern 

New Skagit COVID-19 cases drop dramatically


September 7, 2022

New reported coronavirus cases in Skagit County dropped dramatically in August, to 578, 55.7% of July’s 1,078 reported cases. Fewer cases were reported weekly, from 148 infections Aug. 1-7 to 105 new cases Aug. 22-28. While not all people infected get tested or report results, only 27 people were hospitalized in the county’s three hospitals last month. There were two deaths the entire month, both Aug. 1.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 were declining at month’s end. After 21 the first three weeks, with 10 of those Aug. 15-21, there were six new hospitalizations the last 10 days. At the...

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