Douglas and Chelan counties show another big jump in COVID-19 cases


The weekly “thermographic” from the Chelan-Douglas Health District shows another dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases in the two counties.

The graphic, which is a gauge of the two counties’ progress in stopping the spread of the virus jumped from 371 cases per 100,000 residents over the previous 14 days to 632 per 100,000 in this week’s report.

The health district and state have a goal of 25 new cases per 100,000 residents over the previous two weeks.

Just three weeks ago, the two counties had a rate of 168 new cases per 100,000 residents, down significantly from the 573 cases per 100,000 reported Aug. 4, the first week of the thermographic.

Like most of the state and nation, Chelan and Douglas counties have seen a surge in positive tests for COVID-19.

In Wednesday’s report Chelan and Douglas counties reported 92 new positive tests for the virus.

Currently, there are five people from Chelan County and two from Douglas County hospitalized with COVID-19.