COVID-19 Numbers Up Slightly In Mid-Columbia Counties

Hood River County and Wasco County’s COVID-19 case numbers went up by two each in numbers available Thursday.  Hood River County Health Department Director Trish Elliott reported Thursday that the County’s total pandemic number is now 164, with 140 reported as out of isolation.  Wasco County is now at 152 for the pandemic, and reports 65 recovered.  Wasco County uses a 30-day standard before listing a COVID-19 patient as recovered.  Sherman County remains at eight and Gilliam County three.  Statewide, the OHA reported 416 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in its Thursday report, bringing the state total to 18,131.  Umatilla County reported 101 new cases, but the OHA says that was due to a delay in processing of electronic laboratory reports.  The OHA also reported five deaths that occurred between July 23 and Tuesday, moving that number to 316.  In Washington, Klickitat County on Thursday reported four more positive COVID-19 cases, leaving its total at 109, with 90 listed as recovered and 16 as active cases.  Three of the new cases were reported in the Goldendale area and the other in White Salmon.  Skamania County remained at 47 positive cases and 40 listed as recovered as of Thursday morning.  Washington state officials confirmed over 750 more cases Wednesday, bringing the total number of positive cases to 54,985. Seven more deaths also were reported, raising the death toll to 1,555.    

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