Weekend COVID-19 cases bring Whitman County’s total to 122

County now classified as high risk of community spread



EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

Whitman County received eight positive COVID-19 tests over the weekend, bringing the county’s total case count to 122.

Seven individuals tested positive for the virus on Sunday, according to a press release from Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Of the seven, five patients are male and two are female. Two males are aged 1-19 years. Three males and one female are aged 20-39. One female is aged 40-59. All seven patients are stable and self-isolating. 

A female aged 40-59 years tested positive on Saturday, according to a press release from that day. The patient is stable and self-isolating.

Whitman County has moved to red or high risk of community spread based on a seven-day case average, according to the Whitman County Health Department website. This means there is community spread of greater than two cases per day, there has been one uncontrolled congregate outbreak, and there have been two or more controlled congregate outbreaks. 

Green classification means there is low community spread, yellow means limited community spread and orange means moderate community spread. Whitman County’s risk was previously classified as orange. 

Residents are reminded to practice social distancing and wear masks in public.