Dec. 14 COVID-19 Chart

Skagit County Public Health reported 218 new cases of COVID-19 for the seven-day period running Dec. 5 to Dec. 11.

It marked the third consecutive week of fewer than 300 new cases.

There were 274 cases reported Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, and 206 new cases Nov. 21 to Nov. 27. Each of those weeks, however, had fewer than the usual five reporting days.

The three consecutive weeks of fewer than 300 new cases follows a streak of 15 consecutive weeks with 300 or more new cases.

The most recent 218 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, 139 were from positive PCR tests and 76 from positive antigen tests.

The seven-day Sunday-through-Saturday period running Dec. 5 to Dec. 11 included five new COVID-19 deaths and seven new hospitalizations.

Through Dec. 11, the county has had 142 COVID-19 deaths and 767 hospitalizations throughout the pandemic.

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