First COVID-19 case detected in Douglas County

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EAST WENATCHEE — With Washington state’s coronavirus numbers nearing 2,000 cases, Douglas County joins the list.

The Chelan-Douglas Health District says today the first Douglas County resident has tested positive for the respiratory virus, along with a total of six positive cases in neighboring Chelan County. Health officials say it’s a reminder to stay home, wash hands, and if you must go out, keep a distance of at least six feet between you and other people.

The district did not provide details about the patient or their condition. Confluence Health, the organization that manages the Wenatchee Valley’s main hospital and clinics, has ceased providing COVID-19 patient data at the district’s request.

Ninety-five deaths in Washington state are attributed to COVID-19, according to figures released by the state Department of Health late Sunday afternoon. The vast majority of both positive tests and deaths remain in King County, though the virus has reached almost every corner of the state.

Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to give a public address tonight at 5:30 p.m. on the state’s coronavirus situation. NCWLIFE will carry the address live right after the evening newscast.