County health department releases update on COVID-19 patient demographics

Whitman County has total of 509 COVID-19 cases; all 24 new patients are stable, self-isolating

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

Twenty-four individuals tested positive for COVID-19, raising Whitman County’s total to 509 cases. 

Of the new patients, six females and three males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Fifteen patients are aged 20-39 years, five are female and 10 are male. They are all stable and isolating. 

Of the county’s total patients who are recovered or recovering, 125 are aged 1-19 years and 331 are aged 20-39 years, according to the press release. This means over 89% of the positive COVID-19 cases in Whitman County have been individuals under 40 years old.

Thirty-three of the total number of patients are aged 40-50, according to the press release. Eighteen patients are aged 60-79 years and two are over 80 years old. 

Fifty-five percent of all 509 patients are female and 45 percent are male, according to the press release. 

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