Coronavirus COVID-19 attack organism. Corona virus

MOSES LAKE - Another 13 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Grant County on Thursday as the county has now surpassed 600 confirmed cases during the pandemic.

Thursday’s cases are residents in Ephrata, Grand Coulee area, Mattawa, Moses Lake, Quincy, Royal City and Soap Lake, according to the Grant County Health District.

Of the now 601 confirmed cases, there are currently 12 — down two — Grant County residents hospitalized with COVID-19.

“Over the last 2 weeks we have seen a wide range of exposure settings: social gatherings like BBQs and birthday parties, same employers, household contacts, and no known link to other cases,” health district officials stated. It is important we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.”

Between June 17 and July 1, Grant County has had a total of 237 new cases, according to the health district.

Confirmed cases by city:

  • Coulee City: 0
  • Ephrata: 41 (+2)
  • Grand Coulee/Electric City: 4 (+1)
  • Mattawa: 143 (+1)
  • Moses Lake: 172 (+5)
  • Rural Othello (within Grant County): 8
  • Quincy: 154 (+2)
  • Royal City: 49 (+1)
  • Soap Lake: 17 (+1)
  • Warden: 13

Adams County's Health District reported 15 new positive coronavirus cases on Thursday.

Statewide, more than 34,100 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and at least 1,342 people have died, according to the state Department of Health.

(11) comments

MaxTarquin

JohnQPublic hit the hammer right on the head. These numbers mean nothing unless you know how many have recovered.

Cheburashka

He hits the hammer on his head quite often, I think.

@the real JohnQPublic

Report how many people are actively infected right now. Not just the total number of people infected. Quit ignoring the 'recovered' in your reporting.

@the real JohnQPublic

Wow, 12 people hospitalized. Does that overwhelm Grant county's medical system?

AKL

Just asked Google...2019 population in Grant County is 97,733 and the latest Grant County count of "Covid-19 related" death count is 5.

That means that 0.00005115979 of the population has actually died from Covid-19. It really makes NO difference how many test positive, as we can catch a cold, the flu and many other things while living a normal life.

I'm sorry for the 5 that died however it's a very small percentage of the population compared to everything else that people die from...such as the Flu, car accidents, abortions and shootings. All this uproar and shutting down, the face masks and social distancing...can anyone actually provide statistical proof that is it really necessary and making a difference? Doubt it...

@the real JohnQPublic

Multiply your result by 100 to convert to percentage. Then you'll get 0.005%. Still low, just your math wasn't done.

ThirtyoneForTwo

I couldn't have said it better myself Desert Dweller!

Desert Dweller

It's been going on for over 5 months now --- 12 people hospitalized --- 6 people dead --- population of Grant Co. approximately 79,800.

If you can't understand how to protect yourself you should stay home.

Cheburashka

Schools closed, protocols in place to prevent infection. Clear reasons for the low numbers. Let's see how phase three goes.

ThirtyoneForTwo

I agree

Hovde

Since there is no mass testing in Grant Co.i don’t believe today’s count. The Grant co. Health Dept. is not pushing testing like other Counties because there afraid County might go back to phase 1 unbelievably how there risking County resident health in not testing.

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