Whitman County confirms three deaths, 91 new COVID-19 cases

County has running total of 3,080 COVID-19 cases

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor

Whitman County confirmed three new COVID-19-related deaths, which brings the county’s total number of deaths to 37.

From Jan. 16-22, 91 individuals tested positive for COVID-19. This raises Whitman County’s total number of cases to 3,080, according to press releases from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.

Of the new cases, three females and 13 males are aged 0-19 years. Sixteen females and 22 males are aged 20-39 years. Nine females and 10 males are aged 40-59 years. Five females and nine males are aged 60-79 years. Four females are over the age of 80, according to the press releases.

As of Jan. 22, a total of 81 people have been hospitalized in the county, according to the Whitman County Public Health website.

All other patients are stable and self-isolating. 

Individuals are encouraged to check their eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine using Phase Finder. About 5,000 people in Whitman County will have received the vaccine by Jan. 24, according to a press release by the Whitman County Department of Public Health.

LAUREN PETTIT