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Snohomish County dealing with COVID surge

 

Last updated 1/19/2022 at 1:39pm

Dr. Chris Spitters

Snohomish County, like many parts of the state, is experiencing historic surges in testing and confirmed cases. There were more than 5,500 new cases reported last week, resulting in the rolling two-week case rate soaring from 496 to 997 per 100,000 residents through Jan. 1.

This surge is evident even with reduced testing opportunities with many clinics closed due to holidays and winter weather. It is estimated that many more have been infected but have not been reported because people did not or could not get tested.

"These are new records for local data, but I suspect we'll see significant...



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