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It appears that cases may be stabilizing after an uptick in mid-April. Our hospitalizations also appear to be trending downward again, which is a good sign. Even still, Skagit County has moved to a “High” disease transmission level, up from “Substantial” last week.

Skagit County’s 7-day case rate has increased by 6 percent since last week, and the county's 7-day hospitalization rate has decreased by 45 percent. For the 4th week in a row, no new COVID-19 related deaths were reported in Skagit County.

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Treatment Options

COVID-19 medications are now available through your doctor, local pharmacies, and health clinics. If you have COVID-19 symptoms and test positive, do not wait to get treated. Early intervention with COVID-19 therapeutics can reduce the risk of severe illness and hospitalization for people with COVID-19 who are at high risk of developing more serious illness.

If you think you might qualify, please speak to your healthcare provider first and get a referral and/or prescription for treatment.

For assistance:

Vaccine at the Public Health Office

COVID-19 prime, pediatric, and booster vaccinations are available at the Public Health office in downtown Mount Vernon at 700 S 2nd Street. The clinic is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To make an appointment, go to www.skagitcounty.net/COVIDvaccine or call (360) 416-1500. Walk-ins are also available.

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