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  • Writer's pictureBrandon Sanchez

One year into the pandemic, Grant County has surpassed 100 deaths/ city's response to press update

Updated: Feb 3, 2021

- Moses Lake, WA

Grant County as a whole has surpassed 100 COVID deaths. The news came on Wednesday night when the Grant County Health District reported 7 deaths bringing the confirmed COVID-19 death count for Grant County to 105.

During Wednesday’s update from the health department 23 additional COVID-19 cases were confirmed. These cases came from the Moses Lake area, rural Othello (near county line), Quincy, Royal City, and Soap Lake. Moses Lake surpassed Quincy’s confirmed COVID case numbers in early April and has become and still is the county’s epicenter for COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 first appeared in the United States via Washington State just over a year ago. We asked the city if the mayor or city council of Moses Lake will release a press statement or invite the local media to a press conference to offer their condolences or give an update on the city’s response to the pandemic.

“The City of Moses Lake has been an involved partner and leader in the effort to battle COVID in our community and our county. I look forward to sharing an overview of all of the work we have done and continue to do to assist our community. Of course, our hearts go out to those who have lost friends, family members and co-workers. We recognize that we will forever be a changed community. As City Manager, I welcome the opportunity to communicate the work of the City and to be a resource for the community.”

MLWA 7 News was granted an interview with the city and it is currently in the works. The Downtown Moses Lake Association has been guiding local businesses in the downtown area to available loans and grants to help keep their doors open during the first wave of health closures. Along with the DMLBA the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Moses Lake have also been guiding businesses towards these grants and loans.

Edited: Feb 3rd 2020 4:36pm

As of January 26th, 2021 here are where the current case numbers stand.


309,000 Positive COVID-19 Cases

4,251 COVID-19 Deaths

Grant County:

8,123 Positive COVID-19 Cases

105 COVID-19 Deaths

Moses Lake:

3,466 Positive COVID-19 Cases


1,672 Positive COVID-19 Cases


914 Positive COVID-19 Cases


729 Positive COVID-19 Cases

Royal City:




Soap Lake:


Coulee City:


Grand Coulee:


Wilson Creek (Krupp, Marlin, Stratford, Wilson Creek):


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