Fifth Clallam COVID-19 case confirmed

A fifth Clallam County resident has tested positive for COVID-19.

The man, in his 50s, is in isolation at home for 14 days and is doing well, Undersheriff Ron Cameron said March 26 at the county’s daily COVID-19 briefing.

Health officials learned of the test result this morning, county Emergency Operations Center spokesperson Peter Raiswell said.

The man is the fifth Clallam County resident diagnosed with the highly contagious respiratory virus since March 18.

As of Thursday, 268 tests have been conducted in Clallam County, with 200 coming back negative and 63 still pending.

Ten Jefferson County people have tested positive for the coronavirus as of Wednesday, bringing the total of North Olympic Peninsula cases to 15.

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