Douglas County woman the latest victim of pandemic

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EAST WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley has lost its 59th victim to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Chelan-Douglas Health District announced Thursday the latest patient to die from the coronavirus is a Douglas County woman in her 90s. This brings the total number of deaths in Chelan County to 42 and 17 in Douglas County.

An estimated 4,759 deaths in Washington have been attributed to the disease, and almost 490,000 nationwide.

The number of new cases has slowed in the two-county region, but health authorities warn it’s still imperative to mask up, wash your hands, and maintain social distancing.