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Social gatherings to blame for infection-rate spike

COVID-19 case rates 121 per 100,000


Last updated 4/16/2021 at 1:16pm

For the third week in a row, Snohomish County's case rate has continued its climb in the wrong direction.

The rolling two-week case rate now sits at 121 per 100,000 for the period ending April 6, Snohomish Health District data shows.

Data as of April 12 showed 31 hospitalized with three on ventilators, in the county.

A review of recent cases and outbreaks finds that gatherings continue to be the leading contributor, according to a news release from the health district. The agency traced infections to baby showers, camping trips, high school sports, and get-togethers for church, in people...

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