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Hospitalizations are down, however cases are on the rise in Grant County

- Moses Lake, WA

Hospitalizations are down for the first time over the last week since the pandemic has reached the county. The Grant County Health District (GCHD) has confirmed 26 cases of COVID-19 with residents residing in Ephrata, Moses Lake, Quincy, Royal City, and Warden.

At the start of the pandemic Mattawa was the counties first epicenter with cases in the 50 in March with Quincy catching up. Since memorial day weekend in May Moses Lake soared in infections making the city the new epicenter with a total of 241 confirmed cases as of July 16th.

In response to public safety the City of Moses Lake has not provided any updates or press conferences with the health district to provide the city and rest of the county with updates Moses Lake is doing or how they will be working with the state. MLWA 7 has reached out to Mayor Dr. Curnel, David about what plans he and the council have to address the city but has not responded.

The only COVID update we have seen from the City of M.L. is the full closure of the Surf n Slide Water Park for the whole 2020 season.

The Grant County Health District said in a Facebook post encouraging everyone to wear a face covering any time you are in public, use physical distancing, and limit the size of your group to no more than 5 people outside your household if you do have to gather.

"Your actions and choices impact the health of those around you, including your friends and family. Choose to protect them."


County Wide Case Numbers

  • Ephrata 64

  • Grand Coulee Area 3

  • Mattawa Area 214

  • Moses Lake 245

  • Southern Grant County (Adam's County Line) 13

  • Quincy Area 213

  • Royal City 82

  • Soap Lake 21

  • Warden 32

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