Officials urge students to follow COVID-19 restrictions after 30 individuals test positive

One new case is in congregate living; at least 30 individuals gathered without masks according to police logs

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OLIVER MCKENNA | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

Whitman County’s confirmed COVID-19 case total reached 172 on Saturday after 30 individuals tested positive for the virus. 

All 30 individuals are aged 20-39 years. Fifteen individuals are male and 15 are female, according to Saturday’s press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. All patients are stable and self-isolating. 

One of the new cases is in congregate living in Greek life at WSU, according to the press release. 

Pullman police logs from Aug. 15 report 30 individuals were gathered with no masks at a location on Grand Avenue. A separate entry from Aug. 14 reports at least 30 individuals without masks gathered at a location on Maiden Lane. 

WSU urges to comply with Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 restrictions, including wearing face coverings and avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people. A significant increase in COVID-19 cases among 18-24-year-olds is being seen in Pullman, according to a WSU Alert from Friday night

Four positive test results were reported Friday. Two males and two females aged 20-39 years are all stable and self-isolating, according to a press release from that day

On Aug. 20, five individuals tested positive for the virus, according to a press release. Two are females aged 1-19 years, two are females aged 20-39 years, and one is a male aged 20-39 years. All five patients are stable and self-isolating. 

Two females aged 20-39 years tested positive Aug. 18, according to a press release from that day. Both are stable and self-isolating. 

One new case was reported Aug. 16, according to a press release from the following day. The patient is a 60-79-year-old male who is stable and self-isolating.

On Aug. 15, two cases were confirmed. One is a female aged 40-59 years and the other is a male aged 20-39 years. Both are stable and self-isolating, according to a press release

A male aged 40-59 years tested positive on Aug. 14, according to a press release from that day. He is stable and self-isolating.