County confirms one death, five new COVID-19 cases

County’s COVID-19 total is 1,792 cases, 14 COVID-related deaths

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JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

A male patient aged over 80 years died today, bringing the total of COVID-related deaths to 14.

Five individuals tested positive for COVID-19 today, raising Whitman County’s total to 1,792 cases, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. 

Of the new patients, one female is aged 1-19 years, according to the press release. One female and one male are aged 20-39 years. Two females are aged 60-79 years. 

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

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