Skagit County remains at a “Moderate” disease transmission level. Skagit County’s 7-day case rate has increased by 50 percent since last week, and our 7-day hospitalization rate has increased by 100 percent. This week, no new COVID-19 related deaths were reported.
As expected, following the holiday weekend, Skagit County is seeing a slight uptick in cases this week. While our case and hospitalization numbers are still quite small compared to what they were during the Omicron surge this winter, it is still important to revisit our prevention toolkit: vaccination, testing, and masking when needed and/or desired.
Perhaps most notable this week, we are seeing an increase in cases being reported amongst Skagitonians 60 years and older. If you fall within this age bracket and have not yet received your first and/or second booster, please consider doing so. Getting boosted is the best way to ensure that COVID-19 infection does not result in severe illness, hospitalization, or death.
New Quarantine and Isolation Calculator
CDC’s new COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation (Q&I) Calculator takes the stress out of figuring when, and for how long, people with COVID-19 and close contacts need to stay home, get tested, and wear a well-fitting mask. Find the calculator here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html.