Health District: Increased hospitalizations could be coming
50 positive cases in Edmonds in 2 weeks
Last updated 8/3/2020 at 10:08am
The Snohomish Health District, in its report detailing COVID-19 in the county July 12-25, shows that the current wave of COVID-19 activity is finding its way into older age groups and could lead to a sustained increase in hospitalizations in the coming weeks.
Edmonds recorded 50 cases during the two weeks. There have been 29 total deaths in Edmonds recorded since the pandemic began.
Among other notes:
• A case rate of 89.4 per 100,000 in the 14-day period from July 9 to 23, up from 70.8 per 100,000 from July 2 to 16.
• Snohomish County is seeing a slight increase in hospitalizations (see graph below). The daily census of Snohomish County residents in the hospital for COVID-19 has increased to more than 30 recently, up from a low of 19 two weeks ago.
• Cases continue to rise among younger age groups. From July 12 to 25, more than 40% of new cases were among people under the age of 30.
• About 12% of new cases were over the age of 60. However, the absolute number of cases over 60 years of age reported in the past two weeks (104) is up 25% from last week's report (83) and up 136% from the prior week's report (44). This suggests that the current wave of COVID-19 activity is finding its way into older age groups and could lead to a sustained increase in hospitalizations in the coming weeks.
For the full report: https://bit.ly/2D7rf9w.