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Walla Walla County COVID death toll reaches five, cases continue to climb


September 3, 2020

On August 28, the Walla Walla County health officials were notified of the fifth COVID-related death in the county. A woman in her 80’s, who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, passed away.

“We wish to express our deepest sympathies to the woman’s family and friends during this difficult time,” said Meghan DeBolt, Director of Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH).

As of Tuesday, Sept. 1, Walla Walla County had 770 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 139 active cases. There are only three cases that are currently hospitalized.

Case counts are subject to change as new cases go through case investigation and tracing. More information about local cases, including community of residence, age, and gender, can be found at DHC would like to remind residents that there are resources available. If you need resources or support, please call the Community Health Helpline at (509) 524.2647 (Daily | 8-5) or email them at English and Spanish language assistance is available.

Walla Walla County is still in Phase II of Governor Inslee’s ‘Safe Start’ plan. Additional information about the ‘Safe Start’ plan can be found at


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