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Whitman County COVID-19 case count reaches 20

Whitman County COVID-19 case count reaches 20

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 27, 2020

A male 20-39 years old is the most recent individual to test positive for COVID-19 in Whitman County, bringing the total up to 20 cases. The first 16 patients are fully recovered, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Three of the most recent patients are stable and isolating at home. The investigation into the latest case is still o...

Whitman County hits 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Whitman County hits 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 20, 2020

A male 20-39 years old tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s confirmed case count to 19. The most recent patient, as well as the two individuals who tested positive before him, are stable and isolating at home, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operati...

Hospital requires patients to have doctor’s order for COVID-19 testing

Patients who want to get tested for COVID-19 must have a physician’s order.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 20, 2020

Pullman Regional Hospital moved away from triage testing for COVID-19 and is now requiring patients to have a physician’s order before they can get tested for the virus.  Patients who want to get tested must first meet with their primary care doctor, said Diane Whittick, infection prevention specialis...

Whitman County approved to enter Phase 2

Whitman County approved to enter Phase 2

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2020

The Washington State Secretary of Health approved Whitman County’s Phase 2 variance waiver today, which will allow certain businesses to reopen, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  Another individual tested positive for COVID-19, according to the press release...

New COVID-19 case confirmed in Whitman County

New COVID-19 case confirmed in Whitman County

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2020

A new case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in Whitman County on Thursday, which brings the number of confirmed cases to 17.  The patient is a 20-39-year-old female, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. She is stable and isolating at home.  Health officials are working to identify the individual’s close conta...

Whitman County submits waiver for Safe Start Washington Phase 2

Whitman County submits waiver for Safe Start Washington Phase 2

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 13, 2020

Whitman County has not had any new positive cases of COVID-19 since April 22, which means the county is now eligible for a waiver to progress to Phase 2 of Safe Start Washington.  Whitman County has had 16 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 for the last three weeks, according to a press release fro...

Whitman County in Phase 1 of ‘Safe Start Washington’

Whitman County in Phase 1 of ‘Safe Start Washington’

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 11, 2020

Fourteen out of 16 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 in Whitman County have recovered from the virus, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  The two most recent patients are self-isolating at home, according to the press release.  At least ...

Moscow peaceful protesters call for an end to stay-at-home order

Protestors hold signs reading

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2020

A white van with the words “CRUSH COVID” written on its windows parked outside Moscow City Hall as part of a demonstration against Idaho’s statewide stay-home order.  Around 100 people gathered in front of the building for the “Liberate Moscow Peaceful Protest” around 6 p.m. on Monday. ...

15 positive cases in Whitman County

15 positive cases in Whitman County

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 21, 2020

There are now 15 patients in Whitman County who have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center on April 18.  The 15th person to test positive is a 20-39 year old male. He is stable and isolating at home, according to the press...

Another patient tested positive for COVID-19, 10 others have recovered

Another patient tested positive for COVID-19, 10 others have recovered

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2020

Another case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Whitman County on Tuesday, bringing the total number of patients who have tested positive to 13, according to a press release from Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  The most recent patient is a woman over the age of 80, according to the press...

Four Whitman County COVID-19 patients recover

Four Whitman County COVID-19 patients recover

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2020

Four out of 12 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 in Whitman County are fully recovered and cleared from isolation, according to a press release from Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  The number of cases in Whitman County has remained at 12 since Monday. There are at least ...

Health officials complete contact tracing for first 11 COVID-19 patients

Health officials complete contact tracing for first 11 COVID-19 patients

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 6, 2020

The number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Whitman County rose to 12, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center.  The most recent patient is a 40-59 year old female, according to the press release. Health officials are investigating the patient’s ...

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