By Ken Stern 

Dramatic drop in new Skagit COVID-19 cases


November 9, 2022

New cases of coronavirus infections in Skagit County have dropped dramatically, 71% since July, when 1,078 people tested positive. The 315 positive tests in October are a 35.3% drop from the 487 new cases in September. In August 578 people had tested positive, itself a 55% reduction from July.

Likewise, the seven day case rate has plummeted, from 95 cases per 100,000 people the last week of September to 45 new cases per 100,000 people the last week of October.

Case rates have declined greatly throughout the region. San Juan and Island counties continue to have fewer cases, San Juan recordin...

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