Grant County Health District reports 9 additional COVID-19 deaths
- Moses Lake, WA
The Grant County Health District has reported nine more COVID-19 related deaths in the county. According to the health district eight of the nine who passed away were not vaccinated and had underlining health conditions. Seven of the nine individuals lived in Moses Lake with the two others from Ephrata and Royal City, with their ages ranging from 30-80.
These deaths bring the total Grant County confirmed COVID-19 related deaths to one hundred and thirty-four (134).
The health district said in a press release,
“Our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy during this difficult time for the friends and family of the departed.”
“COVID-19 remains in our community and continues to take away from us. These deaths are a reminder of how devastating the COVID virus can be. Many who get sick then get better, but some are more severely ill, may remain ill for a while, and may even die. Sometimes it is quite random. Our immunization rates have improved but are still low. I want to stress that the available vaccines currently provide an excellent level of protection for nearly all vaccinated individuals. That protection is good against the new variants of the virus. We need to get vaccinated to decrease the spread of COVID-19, but also to reduce emergency room visits, decrease hospitalizations and prevent needless deaths. I strongly urge you to, please get your vaccine, if you haven’t already,” said Dr. Brzezny, Grant County Health Officer.