Skagit County, WA- Skagit County Public Health has updated their website today to reflect the Positive Cases of COVID-19 or Coronavirus in the County. According to SkagitCounty.net, as of 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4th, 2020, there are One Hundred sixty one (161) confirmed Positive cases of COVID-19 in Skagit County, resulting in at least 19 hospitalizations and 4 confirmed deaths. As of yesterday, Skagit County Public Health had said there were 160 confirmed Positive cases in the County and 18 reported hospitalizations and 4 deaths.
MASKS: A significant portion of persons with COVID-19 may not have any symptoms, and even those who do have symptoms can transmit the infection before showing signs of illness. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the CDC now recommend that people wear cloth face coverings when they are in public settings where they cannot maintain 6 feet of distance from others. This might include trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, hardware store, health clinic or similar places.
This recommendation is not a substitute for existing guidance to maintain 6-feet of physical distance from non-household members and performing frequent hand hygiene with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Wearing cloth face coverings will not prevent spread of COVID-19 without these other protective measures.
For the full guidance document from DOH, click here.
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