Eight new cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, were confirmed in Spokane County on Sunday, capping a week that saw nearly 100 new confirmed cases.
Wednesday and Friday saw the largest single-day number of new confirmed cases since the outbreak began in Spokane in mid-March. Many of the recent positive tests have been among patients in their 20s, believed to be a consequence of increased testing and contact tracing being conducted as Spokane County begins to re-open.
The eight cases bring Spokane County’s total number of confirmed cases to 596. This week, 99 more people were confirmed to have the disease, up from 79 new cases the week before.
Thirty-two people have died in the county after contracting COVID-19, according to the Spokane Regional Health District.
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