One additional death from COVID-19

Total deaths now 36
EAST WENATCHEE – Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) reports one additional death from COVID-19.  This brings the total number of deaths in Chelan County to 29, and seven in Douglas County.  The Chelan County resident was a male in his 40s.  The Health District’s total COVID-19 deaths is now 36. 

 

The Washington State Department of Health constitutes a COVID-19 death as a death occurring among those who have a positive COVID-19 test who did not die in a homicide, suicide, or accident (with the exception of accidental deaths that explicitly list COVID-19 on the death certificate).  The death certificate must also include COVID-19 or COVID-like terms (such as respiratory distress, pneumonia, respiratory failure, hypoxia, viral illness, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS - with no other strain specified) as a cause or contributing factor to the death. 

 

CDHD would like to remind everyone of the importance of all public health precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone can have COVID-19 and not know they are contagious.  COVID-19 is easily spread to close contacts, friends, family and loved ones before a person knows they are unintentionally spreading the virus. Please do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, continue to mask-up, social distance and avoid group gatherings. 

 

Be a protector, not an infector! For more information, visit www.cdhd.wa.gov/covid-19 and follow CDHD on Facebook & Twitter.

 

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