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COVID-19 numbers going up in Eastern Washington

Social distancing remains key to prevention


CAMP MURRAY, WA—A new statewide report shows COVID-19 transmission is persisting in western Washington and slowly increasing in eastern Washington. The measure of how many new infections a single COVID-19 case will produce – known as the effective reproductive number – has not changed significantly in either region since the last statewide report and continues to be higher than ideal.

“Washington State remains on a knife’s edge. Our estimates suggest that transmission is persisting in Western WA and slowly increasing in Eastern WA. Moreover, the vast majority of people on both...

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