Four new cases of COVID-19, all from the same household, were reported in Pacific County Monday, according to Pacific County Public Health.
“(One) individual has been identified as an out-of-state resident, but has resided in the county for the past three months,” read the statement. “The individual has been admitted to the hospital and is receiving medical care.”
During required contact tracing of those who test positive for COVID-19, three additional cases were discovered.
“These individuals are close contacts to the out-of-state resident, and are Pacific County residents,” read the statement. “At this time, Pacific County has 16 confirmed positive cases.”
Case investigation and contact tracing are still ongoing, and Public Health does not consider the new cases an “outbreak since they are members of the same household.”
Since the first individual who tested positive is not a resident of Pacific County that case doesn’t count against the county’s total, but the three cases identified through the subsequent investigation are residents and brought the county’s total to 16.
Friday, an additional case of COVID-19 was identified in Grays Harbor County; two positive test results were attributed to the county the day before. This brings the total of confirmed cases attributed to the county to 24, seven reported so far in June.