Whitman County’s positive COVID-19 case count rises to 52

County's risk has moved from yellow to orange; three new patients are stable, isolating at home

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JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news reporter

Three new people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 52 cases. 

Two patients are aged 1-19 years; one is male and the other is female, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. The third patient is a male aged 20-39 years. All three patients are stable and isolating at home. 

The county’s COVID-19 risk has moved from yellow to orange, according to Whitman County Public Health’s website

Yellow means the virus was not spread to more than one person a day, according to the website. It also means it was spread to more than one non-community member a day. Orange means the spread is not greater than an average of two cases per day. Orange also means there has been one contained outbreak. 

As positive numbers rise, residents are reminded to maintain social distancing and personal vigilance, according to the press release. 

The latest press release can be downloaded from Whitman County Public Health’s website.