Whitman County confirms 10 positive COVID-19 cases

Five people in hospital; running total cases in county is 2,363

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

Ten individuals tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 2,363.

Of the new cases, one female and one male are aged 0-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Two females and five males are aged 20-39 years. One male is aged 60-79 years.

Five people are in the hospital. There have been 22 deaths in the county related to COVID-19.

People who participate in a social gathering indoors are required to quarantine for two weeks beforehand and get a COVID-19 test result that is negative within the two days before the gathering. This is required through Dec. 14.

Residents are reminded to wear masks and practice social distancing.