49 confirmed cases in 3 days. Moses Lake is the new county’s new epicenter with 98 cases
- Moses Lake, WA
Moses Lake is the county’s new epicenter with 98 confirmed cases with Quincy right behind with 91 cases. A shocking amount of cases were reported to the health district in the span of three days. 49 COVID-19 cases were confirmed to the Grant County Health District since last Friday.
The health district has been recommending residents and visitors of Grant County to wear a mask at all times when our in public. Marshals, Joans, and medical facilities are the only places requiring the wearing of masks with the rest of retailers in the county are only suggesting the wearing of masks.
Cases confirmed were reported in Ephrata, Mattawa, Moses Lake, Quincy, Royal City, Soap Lake, and Warden.
Confirmed cases by city:
Moses Lake: 98
Royal City: 19
Soap Lake: 9
Adams/Grant County Line: 4
Grand Coulee/Electric City: 2
Coulee City: 0
From the Grant County Health District:
Forty-nine (49) confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported to Unified Command since last Friday. Eleven (11) cases were reported to us over the weekend with the other 38 reported today. Due to the volume of new cases we are not able to report negative test results, pending tests, or probable cases at this time. We are also unable to update the ages of all cases reported because many cases are still under investigation. Exposure settings for those we have investigated are social gatherings, same employer, close contacts of confirmed case, a cluster of agricultural workers and several appear to have no known link to confirmed cases. Cases are residents of Ephrata, Mattawa, Moses Lake, Quincy, Royal City, Soap Lake, and Warden.
There is community spread within Grant County. Please take all precautions you can to limit the spread of COVID-19. Please avoid large gatherings, including BBQs and parties. Stay 6 feet away from others as much as possible. Wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol frequently. Wear a mask in public per the Health Officer Directive. We must all do our part to protect those around us and limit the spread of COVID-19.