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Whitman County’s COVID-19 total breaks 1,300 cases

Whitman County's COVID-19 total breaks 1,300 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 28, 2020

Sixty-nine individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday, bringing Whitman County’s total to 1,309 cases.  Of the new patients, 19 females and 16 males are aged 0-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Thirty-two patients are aged 20-39 years, 11 are female and 21 are male. One female and one male also tested positive, ag...

Hospital limits number of visitors due to increase of COVID-19 cases

The Pullman Regional Hospital is limiting the amount of visitors allowed in the building.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2020

Pullman Regional Hospital announced Tuesday that visitors cannot enter the facility until further notice, with a few exceptions in place. Megan Guido, PRH chief marketing and community relations officer, said it is necessary to limit the number of visitors in the hospital because of the spike of positive...

Whitman County confirms 59 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 59 new COVID-19 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 2, 2020

Fifty-nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19, raising Whitman County’s total to 618 cases. Of the new cases, 15 females and 14 males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Twenty-nine patients are aged 20-39 years, nine are female...

Whitman County confirms 50 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 50 new COVID-19 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 1, 2020

Fifty new individuals tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 559 cases.  Of the new cases, 18 females and eight males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Twenty-three patients are aged 20-39 years; eight are females and 15 are males. One patient is aged 40-59 years. They a...

Local health department recommends people get tested for COVID-19

Pullman Regional Hospital is working with Palouse Medical to meet the demand for COVID-19 testing. The testing center is located in a trailer behind PRH by the emergency department.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

August 31, 2020

Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its guidelines on COVID-19 testing, Whitman County Public Health has not. The CDC now states it is not necessary to get tested unless recommended by a local health department or a doctor, said Troy Henderson, Whitman County Public Healt...

Weekend COVID-19 numbers rise by 143 cases

Weekend COVID-19 numbers rise by 143 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

August 30, 2020

One-hundred and forty-three individuals tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing Whitman County’s total to 485 cases.  Sixty-three patients were confirmed today, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Of the new patients, 16 females and eight...

Whitman County’s COVID-19 total breaks 300 cases

Whitman County's COVID-19 total breaks 300 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

August 26, 2020

Forty individuals tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s case total to 301.  Of the new cases, 11 females and two males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Twenty-seven patients are aged 20-39 years. Eighteen are femal...

Whitman County’s COVID-19 case total rises to 76

Whitman County's COVID-19 case total rises to 76

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

July 24, 2020

Three new people have tested positive for COVID-19, and one previous case was rescinded from the count. This brings Whitman County’s total to 76 cases.  Two patients are females aged 20-39 and 40-59 years, respectively, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center...

Whitman County’s COVID-19 case total rises to 70

Whitman County's COVID-19 case total rises to 70

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

July 21, 2020

Four new people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 70 cases.  Three of the patients are aged 20-39 years, two male and one female, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. The fourth patient is a female aged 40-59 years. They are all stable and self-isolating.  Residents are reminded to ...

Free quarantine housing available to Pullman, Colfax residents with COVID-19

Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said CAC received a $270,000 grant to help pay for motel rooms, which will be used by positive COVID-19 individuals who need to quarantine.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 10, 2020

As students return this fall, a local nonprofit is working to address the need for quarantine facilities that use funding from the state. Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said the state’s Department of Commerce awarded the CAC with a $270,000 grant in March. The purpos...

County reaches 43 confirmed COVID-19 cases

County reaches 43 confirmed COVID-19 cases

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

Whitman County’s COVID-19 case count rose to 43 on July 3 after two new individuals tested positive for the virus. One patient is a male aged 20-39 years and the other is a male aged 40-59 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Both individuals are stable and self-isolating. At least 1,789 people have tested negative for COVID-19, according t...

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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