(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
Cases beginning to grow in older individuals, again…
The Washington State Department of Health announced yesterday that transmission of the virus is slowing overall in Eastern Washington. The DOH said that this is the first time the reproductive number for the virus is estimated to be below one.
“Maintaining or intensifying current levels of reduced activity, social distancing and mask use will be critical to keeping the reproductive number below one,” The Department of Health said in their news release.
Decreases in case counts come in previously hard-hit areas like Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties but there are also rises in cases in Okanogan, Chelan and Douglas counties. Okanogan county currently has the highest per-capita rate of the virus in the state. More