Clallam County’s first death from Covid-19 announced – My Clallam County

By: Pepper Fisher

At Thursday nights Port Angeles School Board meeting, where they picked the brand-new school resuming strategy, it was acknowledged that this number will be thought about when deciding when to move on to each brand-new phase.

Health Officer Dr. Allison Berry Unthank frequently points to one metric in particular as a major indication of where we are as a community in controlling the spread of the virus. The number of cases per 100,000 population in a two-week duration. The number affects the policy decisions of numerous agencies, consisting of health departments and even our schools.

The patient was a man in his 80s who had hidden health conditions. The news begins the very same day that 5 more cases were contributed to our overall which now numbers 146.

Port Angeles– Clallam County Department of Health has announced the county has had its first death due to COVID-19.

25 or less per 100,000 is the goal. 75 or more is thought about a high number and, if sustained, would be trigger for tighter procedures. Since Friday, Clallam County is at 58 when we element in the 5 cases just included.

Dr. Unthank reminds us that individuals over the age of 65 and those with underlying medical conditions like diabetes, COPD, and heart disease, are at the greatest danger of issues from COVID-19. Though less common in younger age, she says extreme problems have actually been recorded in patients of all ages.

Clallam County locals are advised to:

Health Officer Dr. Allison Berry Unthank frequently points to one metric in specific as a major indication of where we are as a neighborhood in managing the spread of the virus. The number of cases per 100,000 population in a two-week period. The number impacts the policy decisions of numerous companies, consisting of health departments and even our schools.

Keep your social circle little– no more than 5 individuals in a week
Keep a safe physical distance of 6 feet from others
Use a face covering when you are around others
If you are sick, Stay house
If you are feeling ill or have been in contact with somebody with COVID-19, get tested right away
Wash your hands frequently
Clean typically touched surfaces frequently

As of Friday, Clallam County is at 58 when we factor in the 5 cases simply added.

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