Washington County now has 11 recorded deaths due to COVID-19 and 281 confirmed cases, with249 recovered as of Tuesday. Also, statewide Tuesday there were 253 COVID-19 hospitalized patients, 75 in intensive care, and 31 on ventilators.
Washington County Public Health Director Danielle Pettit-Majewski provided updated counts during Tuesday’s county board of supervisors’ meeting, “If we look at the trends for the hospitalizations and patients in ICU those do continue to trend up. The [state] coronavirus website is a little bit delayed. There’s been some delay in some of the data coming in. And so, right now it shows that we are sitting at nine deaths in Washington County, we are actually at 11 confirmed. So that is about two weeks behind, I’m not sure what the delay is on that. I have talked to the state, my understanding is that they are behind on statusing.”
Statewide, as of Tuesday, there have been 42,752 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 71% recovered and 839 deaths.
The Centers for Disease Control is recommending people wash their hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, avoid close contact with other people by putting six feet of distance between yourself and others who don’t live in your household, and cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when you’re around others to help prevent the spread of the virus.