Three cases of COVID-19 in NE Washington reported over the weekend

(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)

Northeast Tri County Health District announced on Monday they received reports of three new positive COVID-19 tests. This brings the culmlitive total to 198 and 23 cases in the past two weeks. Despite the new cases, the area’s case rate continues to go downward, a promising trend as communities hope they can open schools sooner than later to in-person learning.

One person tested positive in Ferry County, that person is residing in the East Ferry County in the Kettle Falls, Orient and Laurier area. That area has seen seven total cases of the virus since the beginning of the pandemic. There have been 24 cases of COVID-19 in Ferry County and this is the first one in two weeks.

In Stevens County, two people tested positive, one in the Nine Mile Falls area and one in Colville. Both areas/towns have had 25 cases since the pandemic began.

Stevens County has had 121 cases since the start of the pandemic and 12 cases in the past two weeks.

NETCHD staff is working to notify contacts and these individuals are being given guidance and advised of precautions they should take.