Whitman County confirms 59 new COVID-19 cases over weekend

Most patients are under 40 years; one previously-reported patient is hospitalized

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JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

Fifty-nine new individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 since Saturday, bringing Whitman County’s total to 1,171 cases. 

Of the new cases, 18 females and 10 males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Twenty-nine patients are aged 20-19, 12 are female and 17 are male. Two patients are females aged 40-59 and 60-79, respectively.

One previously-reported patient is currently hospitalized. All other patients are stable and self-isolating. 

Residents are reminded to wear masks, practice social distancing and avoid large gatherings.