Jan. 4 COVID-19 Chart

The latest COVID-19 surge has arrived.

Skagit County Public Health reported 367 new cases of COVID-19 for the seven-day period running Dec. 26 to Jan. 1.

This comes after five consecutive weeks of new cases being below 300.

The previous two Sunday-through-Saturday weeks had 161 new cases (Dec. 12-18) and 224 (Dec. 19-25).

The 367 new cases came over four reporting days, instead of the typical five. No reporting was done on New Year’s Eve.

The most recent 367 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, 272 were from positive PCR tests and 95 from positive antigen tests.

The seven-day Sunday-through-Saturday period running Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 included three new COVID-19 deaths and 18 new hospitalizations.

Through Dec. 30, the county has had 151 COVID-19 deaths and 805 hospitalizations throughout the pandemic.

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