Oct. 19 COVID Chart

Skagit County Public Health reported 382 new cases of COVID-19 for the seven-day period running Oct. 10 through Oct. 16.

It marked the 10th consecutive seven-day, Sunday-through-Saturday period with 300 or more new cases, but was the fewest new cases since 372 were recorded from Sept. 5 to Sept. 11.

The 382 new cases include both positive PCR tests and positive antigen tests. Prior to Aug. 11, Public Health reported only positive PCR tests among its COVID-19 totals.

Among the new cases reported, 232 were from positive PCR tests and 150 from positive antigen tests.

The seven-day Sunday-through-Saturday period running Oct. 10 to Oct. 16 included five new deaths and 19 new hospitalizations.

Through Oct. 16, the county has had 105 COVID-19 deaths and 589 hospitalizations throughout the pandemic.

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