Oct. 5 COVID Chart

Skagit County Public Health reported 440 new cases of COVID-19 for the seven-day period running Sept. 26 through Oct. 2.

It marked the eighth consecutive seven-day, Sunday-through-Saturday period with 300 or more new cases, and is the most for a week during the eight-week span.

The 440 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, 263 were from positive PCR tests and 177 from positive antigen tests.

The seven-day Sunday-through-Saturday period running Sept. 26 to Oct. 2 included three new deaths and 25 new hospitalizations.

Through Oct. 2, the county has had 98 COVID-19 deaths and 550 hospitalizations throughout the pandemic.

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