CAUTION – The health department has confirmed the 13th death of COVID-19 in Grant County.
The individual was a male caregiver in his 40s who died of COVID-19 complications at his home. The man had an underlying health condition which made him at a higher risk for serious complications of the virus. The death is the latest of 13 virus deaths in Grant County.
“Over the past two weeks, GCHD has reported the deaths of five COVID-19 positive patients who died due to complications of the virus,” said Grant County Health Administration Theresa Adkinson.
The health department has delayed notifying COVID-19 deaths to verify COVID-19 has been listed as a cause of death on the death certificate to ensure that deaths not attributed to COVID-19 are not reported. All virus deaths in Grant County have been confirmed associated with COVID-19 and verified with death certificate, testing and other case information.
Grant County also exceeded 1,600 confirmed COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, as another 27 cases were confirmed Wednesday.
Cases include residents in Ephrata, Lake Moses, rural Othello, Quincy, Warden and Royal City, according to the health district.
The actual hospitals and cases found were not updated Wednesday.
Grant County business executives, elected officials and the district health administrator met with the Governor’s Office on Wednesday to discuss the continuation of virus cases in the county.
“The steering group discussed how we as an resilient community can reduce the spread of COVID to prevent further closure of our businesses, schools and our economy,” district health officials said.
Cases confirmed by the city (Demographic data cannot add to the total number of cases reported due to cases under investigation):
- Coulee City: 1 (Circuit unable to confirm)
- Efra: 132 (+6)
- Grand Coulee / Electric City: 6
- Mattawa: 325
- Lake Moses: 475 (+5)
- Othello Rural (within Grant County): 22 (+1)
- Quincy: 408 (+12)
- Royal City: 122 (+1)
- Soap Lake: 33
- Director: 97 (+1)
- Wilson Creek: 3