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By Jana Hill
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COVID-19 cases climb as city makes plans to re-open

 

Last updated 4/16/2021 at 12:37pm

Snohomish Health District

Cases are going the wrong direction in Snohomish County. Health officials warn that with the vaccination effort underway, caution is still advised.

COVID-19 infection rates are going up in Snohomish County and health officials warn that gatherings are one key spreader, and the final impact of Easter will be measurable April 18.

Health of cials review the data two weeks after any holidays, due to the possibility of a spike if people join in groups without following pandemic protocols to prevent viral spread.

The continued advice is to mask-up, wash hands and keep often used surfaces clean, and stay physically distant from others. Vaccination is advised by all health officials. On April 15, eligibility opened even more, and all adults, as well as people older than age 16, became eligible to schedule for vaccination.

Demand continues to be greater than supplies and one of three vaccines, J&J, has been pulled from the market for a safety review. As of Friday April 16 at 12:30 p.m., the review had not yet been complete. Angel of the Winds mass vaccination site in Everett remained closed that day, per the Snohomish Health District.

Since January 2020, Mill Creek has recorded 612 cases with 538 surviving. In Snohomish County as of April 14 data, 25 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 and three are on ventilators.

 

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