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Infected number rises in Othello

City has 23 cases as Adams County number increases slightly

 

Last updated 4/5/2020 at 5pm



OTHELLO -- The number of Wuhan coronavirus cases is rising, with almost half of the cases connected to a single family.

As of Sunday afternoon, Adams County health officials were reporting 23 cases in the city, 11 of which were in one family. There are only four other cases in Adams County, three of which are within a family that has members in Ritzville and Lind.

Total, there are 27 cases county wide, with two cases in each Ritzville and Lind, officials said, noting a total of 161 people have been tested.

One infected resident is hospitalized, seven are recovering at home, officials said.

Health officials said 107 residents tested negative for the virus and 23 test results are pending.

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Roger Harnack, Publisher

Roger Harnack is co-owner and publisher of Free Press Publishing. An award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher who grew up in Eastern Washington, he's one of only two Washington state journalists ever to receive the international Golden Quill for editorial/commentary writing. Roger is committed to preserving local media, and along with it, a local voice for Eastern Washington.

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