Six new Chelan County deaths from COVID-19 were reported Thursday by the Chelan-Douglas Health District.
The health district said four women, three in their 70s and one in her 80s, and two men, one in his 60s and one in his 70s are the latest county residents to die from the virus.
That brings the Chelan County COVID-19 death total to 28. Douglas County has had seven deaths.
The Chelan-Douglas Health District describes a COVID-19 death this way:
“The Washington State Department of Health constitutes a COVID-19 death as a death occurring among those who have a positive COVID-19 test who did not die in a homicide, suicide, or accident (with the exception of accidental deaths that explicitly list COVID-19 on the death certificate). The death certificate must also include COVID-19 or COVID-like terms (such as respiratory distress, pneumonia, respiratory failure, hypoxia, viral illness, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS – with no other strain specified) as a cause or contributing factor to the death.”