(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
On Wednesday, NE Tri County Health District reported 13 new cases including a new case in Chewelah. This bumps the town’s pandemic total to 10 cases, which is significantly lower than any other city in NE Washington.
Gess Elementary also sent out notice yesterday that someone at the school building in Chewelah had tested positive.
There have been a total of 90 new cases of COVID-19 in Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille County reported in the past two weeks. Wednesday’s new case number for Stevens County was 11, among the highest reported since the pandemic started.
In Pend Oreille County, new cases were reported in Newport and Usk. In Stevens County, three cases were reported in the Nine Mile Falls area, one in Chewelah, one in Rice, three in Colville and three in the Kettle Falls/Marcus area.
Colville has seen 95 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, Kettle Falls has seen 44. The Newport area has seen 125 cases. The Nine Mile Falls area has seen 75 cases.
As stated before, Chewelah has seen 10 cases, Valley has had eight cases and Springdale has seen seven cases.
The NE Tri County Health District said staff is working to notify contacts and these individuals are being given guidance and advised of precautions they should take.