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By Jana Hill
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

COVID-19 cases are rising

Officials repeat: mask up, wash up, stay distant

 

Last updated 11/17/2020 at 11:29am

Courtesy of Snohomish Health District

COVID-19 surge shows infection rates higher than in the spring.

Cases in Snohomish County continue to be alarmingly high as restrictions are handed down from the Governor's office, and businesses buckle down for four weeks of tighter restrictions.

Confirmed are 11,635 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 639 in just three days. More than 1,300 are probable, and await confirmation.

The virus may be more infectious now, but the salve of preventative measures remains the same: mask up, cleanse hands and surfaces, outside is safer than inside due to better ventilation, and social distancing reduces risk of transmission.

Call your doctor if you have an underlying illness and are experiencing symptoms that may indicate a COVID-19 infection: fever, chills, headache, difficulty breathing, fatigue, or loss of taste or smell. Some cases are asymptomatic, so mask are a good prevention tool for all.

A study at Houston Methodist showed in molecular analysis of a wave in Houston occuring May 12 to July 7 that the virus may have mutated, granting it higher transmission and infection rates there. The study included more than 5,000 COVID-positive patients. See more on the study he: https://bit.ly/35CytOb

Those with symptoms can get tested. Call your doctor for testing information or view additional testing information here: https://www.snohd.org/503/Drive-Thru-Testing-Available-by-Appointm

Check back for updates, and watch for the weekly print edition of the Mill Creek Beacon, on Friday.

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