Whitman County confirms two deaths, 18 new COVID-19 cases

Two people over 80 died; five people in hospital

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

One female and one male older than 80 years old died from COVID-19, which marks 12 deaths in the county.

Eighteen individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings the county’s total to 1,733 cases, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.

Of the new cases, one female and four males are aged 0-19 years. Three females and three males aged 20-39 years. One female and one male are aged 40-59. Four females are aged 60-79 years. One female is over 80 years old.

Five people are in the hospital. All other patients are stable and self-isolating.

There have been 15 outbreaks of the disease in Whitman County. This includes 127 cases in WSU Greek housing, 37 cases in WSU dorms, 94 cases from nine long-term care facilities, eight cases in two schools and five cases in two other unnamed facilities.

Residents are reminded to wear masks and practice social distancing.