Chelan-Douglas Health District shows little change in COVID-19 numbers

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The latest “thermographic” from the Chelan-Douglas Health District shows a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks.

In the graphic released Thursday, the two counties were at 169.3 cases per 100,000 population in the past 14 days.

But on Friday, the Chelan-Douglas Health District’s latest numbers had slipped back to 162.5 per 100,000 population.

A week earlier, the graphic was at 163.3 per 100,000 people.

In Friday’s report, Chelan County had a rate of 186.5 new cases per 100,00 people and Douglas County 119.7 per 100,000.

The numbers had been showing gradual improvement in recent weeks until a spike last week.

The first thermographic on July 30 had the two counties at 573 new cases per 100,000 population over the previous two weeks.

The district and state have a goal of 25 new cases per 100,000 population over the past two weeks. The last time the two counties were below that rate was June 17.

There are currently two Chelan County residents and four Douglas County residents hospitalized with the virus.