Whitman County confirms one new COVID-19 case

Less testing is occurring because of air quality concerns; patient is stable, self-isolating

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CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

One individual tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 1,066.

The new patient is female and aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. The patient is stable and self-isolating.

Concerns about air quality have hindered testing. People should not assume the decrease in positive test results means there is a decrease in COVID-19 viral infections, according to the press release.

Residents are reminded to practice social distancing and wear masks.