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Still no 'WuFlu' cases in Adams County

Grant, Linoln and Spokane counties all reporting cases

 

Last updated 3/18/2020 at 5:16pm



RITZVILLE -- While there are 19 confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases confirmed in neighboring Grant County, there are not any in Adams County.

"Medical facilities in Adams County have tested over 30 county residents for COVID-19," Community Health Director Karen Potts, R.N., said today, March 18. "Ten negative results have been received from testing facilities. As yet, there have been no lab-confirmed cases in Adams County."

There is also one confirmed COVID-19 (also colloquially called Wuhan flu or 'WuFlu') case in nearby Lincoln County and three in Spokane County.

Cases in Grant and Lincoln counties may be linked.

"These additional confirmed and suspect cases of COVID-19 have been tied to case clusters in the communities of Quincy and Mattawa, which is evidence of community spread," Potts said. "It is likely that additional cases will be confirmed in Grant and possibly in Adams County communities in the next several days."

With increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases statewide, Adams County Health Department urges residents to take very seriously the recommendation to limit social contacts and minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

 

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