Whitman County confirms one death, 54 cases

185 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Pullman in last two weeks

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

A man aged 60-79 years died today, bringing the total of COVID-19-related deaths in Whitman County to 13. 

Fifty-four individuals tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday, bringing the county’s total to 1,787 cases, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. 

Of the new patients, five females and six males are aged 1-19 years, according to the press release. Twenty-one patients are aged 20-39 years, seven are female and 14 are male. Three females and five males are aged 40-59 years. One female and four males are aged 60-79 years. Eight females and one male are aged over 80 years. 

Six patients are currently hospitalized, according to the press release. All other patients are stable and self-isolating. 

The testing numbers reported by the Washington State Department of Health are not accurate, according to the press release. 

Pullman received 185 positive cases in the last two weeks, according to the press release. Colfax received 22 cases, Colton received 13, Tekoa received four and Palouse received three. Albion, Oakesdale and Endicott all received two cases. Garfield, Uniontown and LaCrosse received one case. All other cities in the county did not report any positive cases.

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