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8 more deaths reported by GCHD 7 from long-term care facilities in M.L. and Soap Lake.

The Grant County Health District has added 8 more COVID-19 deaths bringing the number of fatalities to 44. Seven of the eight deaths came from long-term care facilities in Soap Lake and Moses Lake.

According to the heath district one woman in her 90s passed away at the McKay Healthcare and Rehab Center in Soap Lake with three additional COVID-19 related deaths under review. Three deaths were reported in Moses Lake at the Lake Ridge Center Downtown, these include a woman in her 60s, a two men in their 80s, and 90s there are also three COVID-19 related deaths under review. Near Chief Moses Middle School at Columbia Crest there were three more deaths reported, they were three males in their 70s, 80, and 90s. Here there are two additional COVID-19 related deaths under review. One more death came from a woman in her 80s also in a long-term care facility in Ephrata.

The health district said that the eight people who passed away had underlining health conditions. The health department also requested an onsite Isolation and Quarantine team from the Washington State Department of Health to assist the McKay Healthcare center in Soap Lake to stop the spread of the virus.

As of Wednesday December 2nd the Grant County Health District has reported 5,158 COVID-19 cases with 44 total deaths so far. Moses Lake is still the county's epicenter with 2,056 COVID-19 cases, Quincy is behind Moses Lake with 1,119 COVID-19 cases.

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