No new virus cases on peninsula on Sunday

Jefferson County expected to reach infection rate of 0

Both Clallam and Jefferson counties had zero new positive COVID-19 cases Sunday, and Jefferson County’s infection rate is expected to drop to 0 per 100,000 population today.

Both counties have seen a downward trend of cases and infection rates since the beginning of August.

Clallam County has had 242 total reported cases since March, with nine active cases.

The infection rate Sunday was 21 per 100,000 during the past two weeks, said Clallam County Health Officer Dr. Allison Unthank.

Jefferson County has had 71 total positives since March, with no active cases.

If the current numbers hold today, the county’s infection rate officially will be 0 per 100,000, said Dr. Tom Locke, Jefferson County health officer.

Jefferson County has had one positive case during September, and most schools in the county opened with a hybrid plan early in the month that included in-person instruction.

“Sooner or later, it probably will happen (positive cases in schools), but we have plans for when that happens,” Locke said. “You have to not overreact and also allow the educational mission to continue.”

Clallam County, which had its schools open to virtual instruction this month, hopes to transition to some in-person classes beginning Oct. 5.

Locke will provide his weekly COVID-19 update to the Board of Jefferson County Commissioners at 9:45 a.m. today. It can be viewed at www.tinyurl.com/jeffcomeetings.

Locke will address questions submitted from radio station KPTZ listeners and commissioners.

More in News

Hospital workers getting vaccines

More than 300 health care workers at the North Olympic Peninsula’s three… Continue reading

OMC switches to Front Street clinic for COVID-19 vaccinations, testing

Olympic Medical Center will open the OMC Front Street Clinic in Port… Continue reading

Health board dismisses complaint against Berry

State body says health officers have broad powers

One long-term-care facility outbreak over

Moderna booster shots on the way

Long-term-care facility COVID outbreaks apparently decreasing

The largest COVID-19 outbreak in a long-term-care facility on the North Olympic… Continue reading

Complaint filed against Clallam, Jefferson health officer

The state Board of Health will discuss today (Wednesday, Oct. 13) a… Continue reading

Clallam adds 7 new COVID cases

Seven new COVID-19 cases were reported on the North Olympic Peninsula on… Continue reading

Fire burns Agnew garage, shed; none injured

A late afternoon fire in the Agnew area destroyed a garage and… Continue reading

tsr
Swan-saving project complete at Kirner Pond

It is now safer to move about the pond. A multi-agency, private-public… Continue reading

Most Read