Chelan-Douglas Health District reports 6 additional COVID-19 deaths

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The Chelan-Douglas Health District reported six additional COVID-19 deaths today, four Chelan County residents and two Douglas County residents.

The latest deaths in Chelan County were all women, including one in her 40s, one in her 80s, one in her 90s and another in her 100s.

In Douglas County, a man in his 50s and a woman in her 90s were reported as COVID-19 deaths.

That brings Chelan County’s total deaths since the pandemic began a year ago to 46 and Douglas County’s to 19.

The latest deaths come as new COVID-19 cases in Chelan and Douglas counties continue their steady decline.

In the health district’s new “thermographic” report Wednesday, the health district reported that the number of new cases per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks had fallen to 134, down from 177 last week in the two counties.

By this morning the number of new cases had dropped even more, to 130 per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks.

In addition, people hospitalized with the virus from the two counties continues to fall, with two people from Chelan County and one from Douglas County currently being treated at Central Washington Hospital.