Wasco COVID Numbers Due To Social Gatherings

The North Central Public Health District says Wasco County’s surge in COVID-19 cases over the weekend did not involve any large outbreaks that would have met public reporting thresholds of five or more cases at businesses with 30 or more employees.  23 new COVID cases were reported for Wasco County over the weekend, with 17 on Saturday.  In a statement on Monday, the district said a majority of them were due to family get-togethers.  That’s in line with what’s being seen throughout the state, with social gatherings as a driver of COVID transmission.  The district indicates while many of the weekend’s cases were due to household spread or from small gatherings, Wasco County has also seen an increase in the proportion of “sporadic” or “community spread” cases, or those with no known link to another case.

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