A provisional total of 179 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in school-aged children (5 to 17 years) during CDC week 37 (week ending 9/12/2020), an increase from the previous week for this age group.
He said that if there are 6,000 known daily cases then there could be "additional" infections of around 12,000 "we haven't identified yet". "Each of us has a role in limiting the spread of COVID-19 in our communities".
Cases in the county appear to be slowly coming down, but statewide, the second-most hospitalizations and cases in a single day than ever before. Currently, there are 62 people in hospital with COVID-19, of which 18 are in intensive care. Two-hundred and two of the county's 221 cases have recovered.
Black residents had a death rate of four deaths per 100,000 people during the peak of transmission in July which was over three times higher than White residents. A total of 226 presumptive deaths was reported today, up from 225 on Wednesday.
All counties in Washington have cases.
One person is reported hospitalized as of Monday.
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The data has been reviewed and classified by DSHS Region 8, which encompasses Gonzales, and a majority of these cases are no longer considered active.
The local health district reported a large increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Tri-Cities area on Wednesday.
"New cases and clusters of COVID-19 remain higher than where we would like them to be", Brown and Henry said in their statement.
Total active cases in Porter County: 218, up from 204 on Wednesday. Rising cases and positivity rates could bring that category back this week, officials said in a news release. Nine people are in the hospital, and 16 people have died of coronavirus-related causes.
There have also been 86 cases among people who reside outside Canada. Three people are isolated at home due to the virus, and 138 of the county's 142 cases have recovered.