COVID-19 is a new coronavirus first detected in the Hubei Province in China in December 2019. With thousands of confirmed cases in China, the novel coronavirus has spread internationally to South Korea, Japan, Italy, and others, including the United States. International health organizations continue to learn more about this virus, including development of vaccines.
Washington County’s Departments of Public Health and Public Safety in conjunction with County Administration are continuing to work closely with our state and federal health agencies to monitor the spread of the disease and act decisively to ensure we are as prepared as possible to keep Washington County safe and healthy.
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CASE STATUS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
Currently, our Washington County Public Health professionals continue monitoring a number local residents (statistics shown below) who either reported close contact with a subject testing positive for COVID-19 and quarantined, or were tested accordingly for COVID-19.
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Case Status data updated: 02/25/2020, 7:58 PM
NOTES ON TODAY'S NEW CASES
Since yesterday's report, sixteen new COVID-19 + cases were added / processed, there were six recoveries of active cases and five active cases are hospitalized. Four of today's new cases are related to active COVID-19 + cases / investigations and the remaining twelve cases are under investigation and currently identified as a "community" cases with unknown origin at this time. The Public Health Investigations and Contact Tracing efforts are still ongoing for today's new cases and new cases are continuing to come in and await processing.
COUNTY DELIVERS ADDITIONAL ROUND OF 2ND DOSES
This afternoon / evening, our Public Health team hosted our first second dose POD event for those 1B Essential Personnel who received their initial doses from our Public Health and County EMS Vaccination team on January 28th. Our team delivered 207 #shotsinarms tonight! Our continued thanks and appreciation to our dedicated team of Public Health, EMS, Buildings & Grounds and Public Works professionals who continue their efforts to ensure we can successfully continue these events for our communities!