Pacific County COVID-19 case count at 91

Three new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Pacific County this week, bringing the total to 91.

According to Pacific County Public Health, the three new cases reported Monday were between 70 and 80 years old and as of Wednesday were isolating at home.

“Case investigations and contact tracing are ongoing, but these cases are the result of two separate and small social gatherings (less than 10 individuals),” read a Public Health statement. “Two cases are in the same household and not connected to the third case at this time.”

Two cases were reported Oct. 2, one between 40 and 50 years old and one between 10 and 20 years old. Public Health said those two cases were connected to the same household and as of Oct. 2 were isolating at home.

An update Wednesday distributed by Pacific County Emergency Management Director Scott McDougall said the county is investigating six “probable cases” which were not yet confirmed. There are 11 active cases under isolation or quarantine, and eight hospitalizations.

Of the 91 confirmed cases, 88 are residents of Pacific County.

There have been three deaths associated with the virus in Pacific County, 3.9% of confirmed cases. Closed cases, those no longer monitored by Public Health, are at 86, up six from 80 the previous week.

A total of 2,770 Pacific County residents have been tested for COVID-19 – 168 during the previous week – according to the most current numbers. In total, 4,488 tests have been performed by Public Health and Pacific County Healthcare.

Of those tests, 3.3% have returned positive. The county’s rate of cases per 100,000 population was just over 50 as of Wednesday for the previous two weeks. The state goal is 25. For comparison, Grays Harbor’s was 183.4.

An updated map of cases by zip code has the Raymond zip code at 31-35 cases. The Long Beach zip code had 16-20 cases, and the Ocean Park zip code 11-15. Ilwaco had 6-10 cases, and the rest of the county’s zip codes had five or fewer.