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95 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Spokane on Sunday, 1 death

UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

Spokane Regional Health District and volunteer nurses conduct curbside COVID-19 testing Tuesday in the parking lot at Holmes Elementary School. There were 95 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Spokane County on Sunday.  (DAN PELLE/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)
Spokane Regional Health District and volunteer nurses conduct curbside COVID-19 testing Tuesday in the parking lot at Holmes Elementary School. There were 95 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Spokane County on Sunday. (DAN PELLE/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW)

The Spokane Regional Health District reported 95 new cases of COVID-19 in Spokane County on Sunday, bringing the total to 2,128 since the pandemic began.

One man in his 80s died due to complications from the virus, the health district said in a news release. There are 29 Spokane County residents hospitalized within the county due to COVID-19.

It took about four months for Spokane County to reach 1,000 cases, but cases have doubled in the past month, with the county passing 2,000 cases on Saturday.

Across the border in Idaho, cases have also surged, with 663 cases in Kootenai County as of Friday afternoon. Statewide, there were 10,902 cases, an increase of 397, on Sunday, according to the Idaho Department of Health.

Cases have increased sharply around the country this week as states attempt to reopen their economies. Florida reported more than 15,000 new cases Sunday, setting the record for the largest single-day increase in any state since the pandemic began in January.

In Washington, there were 40,656 cases as of the end of  Saturday. 

Nationwide, there are more than 3.2 million cases of the virus, with 62,918 new cases reported Sunday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Editor’s note: This story was changed on July 13, 2020 to clarify that as of Sunday there were 29 Spokane County residents with COVID-19 hospitalized within Spokane County.

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