Second COVID-19-related death reported in Grays Harbor County

A second COVID-19-related death was reported Tuesday in Grays Harbor County.

Public Health is not immediately releasing any more information on the second death and the case is currently under investigation, said spokeswoman Brianne Probasco. This second death is not related to the case that was under investigation last week and determined not to be COVID-related Friday.

The first death was reported in July, this most recent one is attributed to the month of August.

Grays Harbor County has 104 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to updated numbers from the public health department Tuesday. That’s up six from the 98 reported Monday, when the total for July was 58. Five of the six cases reported Tuesday were attributed to July, bringing the month total to 63. So far for August there is one confirmed case and the one death reported Tuesday.

The number of active cases Tuesday remained unchanged from Monday at 21. Active cases are defined as those under quarantine or isolation. There are 65 active case investigations ongoing as of Tuesday.

The split among men and women testing positive for COVID-19 remains even, 52 male and 52 female – the number was 49-49 Monday. The age group with the most positive cases, 44, is the 20-39-year-old range, followed by 29 in the 40-59-year-old range and 19 in the 60-79-year-old range.

Updated information from the state Department of Health has hospitalizations holding at 11 for the county, unchanged from Monday. 3,965 tests have been administered, up just two since Monday, with 2.5% coming back positive. As of Tuesday afternoon, the state had not listed the second death in Grays Harbor County on its COVID-19 state dashboard,