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Spokane sets new daily COVID-19 case record with 175 positive tests, 5 deaths

Aug. 6, 2020 Updated Thu., Aug. 6, 2020 at 9:49 p.m.

Volunteer Jennifer Semenza, communication manager at Providence, distributes face masks to a small business owner during a drive-thru PPE distribution on June 30, at the Spokane County Fairgrounds. The Washington Department of Labor & Industries has fined three businesses in Spokane following complaints about employees not wearing masks during the past two months.   (Colin Mulvany/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)
Volunteer Jennifer Semenza, communication manager at Providence, distributes face masks to a small business owner during a drive-thru PPE distribution on June 30, at the Spokane County Fairgrounds. The Washington Department of Labor & Industries has fined three businesses in Spokane following complaints about employees not wearing masks during the past two months.  (Colin Mulvany/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)

The Spokane Regional Health District reported a record high of 175 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, as well as five new deaths.

A total of 77 people in Spokane County have now died due to COVID-19.

Forty-six county residents are receiving treatment at Spokane hospitals, and 82 total patients are hospitalized.

The Spokane Regional Health District now has a total of 4,302 total cases. A little more than half of confirmed cases are considered recovered by the district.

The Panhandle Health District confirmed 41 new cases on Thursday, for a total of 2,059 cases in North Idaho residents. Thirty-five North Idaho residents are currently hospitalized, and 17 people have died from the virus in the region.

The majority of cases and deaths recorded in the Panhandle Health District’s five-county region are in Kootenai County.

Arielle Dreher's reporting for The Spokesman-Review is primarily funded by the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund, with additional support from Report for America and members of the Spokane community. These stories can be republished by other organizations for free under a Creative Commons license. For more information on this, please contact our newspaper’s managing editor.

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