Whitman County sees record-high COVID-19 numbers

Free rapid tests can be ordered on Wednesday; individuals limited to four tests

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter

Whitman County reported a record-high number of COVID-19 cases last week.

The single-day number of cases broke the high three times last week, according to a Moscow-Pullman Daily News article.

In the first 10 days of January, Whitman County saw over 600 COVID-19 cases, according to the Whitman County Public Health website. On Friday alone, the county recorded a total of 107 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total up to 6,867 cases.

Starting Wednesday, people can order free at-home rapid tests through a government website, according to the article.

People can order four tests with no shipping fees, and a credit card number is not required to receive the test, according to the website.