Its not going to be over soon: Snohomish County braces for long battle with coronavirus – KING5.com

Its not going to be over soon,” said county health officer, Dr. Chris Spitters. “Were going to be dealing with this for lots of, numerous months to come. Possible even a year or 2.”

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There is a little good news: hospitalizations in the county remain stable, and the elderly now make up simply 16% of brand-new cases rather than a high of 40%.

The preferred number to be able to carry on to Phase 3 is 25 cases per 100,000 citizens.

To that end, Spitters is when again banging the drum about mask-wearing and social distancing. Hes also asking companies and staff members to follow state guidelines about resuming and cooperate with health officials carrying out contact tracing.

Spitters stated young individuals, frequently collecting for large parties, are driving the spike in infections.

For a time, Snohomish County was “ground absolutely no” for coronavirus with what was thought to be the very first reported case in the U.S. back in January.

The county taped 200 new cases because last Friday alone, according to the Department of Health.

After a three-month lockdown, cases dropped substantially. Now that the state is reopening there has actually been a substantial surge..

Dr. Spitters stated no one must expect to return to regular anytime quickly.

People returning to work are making up the bulk of the extra outbreaks.

In the end our interest is in safeguarding the entire community,” said Spitters. “Its all in our shared hands, however we need an entire society complying to get through this.”.

Health officials in Snohomish County say the pandemic might last “a year or 2″ and advise everyone to do their part to stop the spread.

Its not going to be over quickly,” stated county health officer, Dr. Chris Spitters. “Were going to be dealing with this for lots of, numerous months to come.

In the end our interest is in protecting the entire community,” stated Spitters. “Its all in our shared hands, but we require a whole society complying to get through this.”.

They now represent 40% of the countys new cases.

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At the start of June, just before Washington started reopening, Snohomish County struck a low of about 20 cases per 100,000 residents. Given that then, that number has more than doubled to 53..

” We truly need to take a deep breath, stay with all the efforts, stay with the program and keep working together with the viewpoint in sight.”.

EVERETT, Wash.– Snohomish County health officials are informing the general public to get ready for a long, hard battle with coronavirus as the variety of brand-new cases continues to surge.

” Workplaces are going to be the prominent edge of transmission as people are heading back to work, so we have to anticipate cases are going to occur in the workplace,” said Spitters.

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