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Klickitat County Reports Sixth COVID-19 Case

Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center and the County’s Public Health Department confirmed their sixth case of COVID-19 on Tuesday night.  According to Klickitat County Emergency Management, there are now five cases in Klickitat County’s “Central Zone,” and one in the County’s “Western Zone.”  Klickitat County is using its burn ban zones as identifiers of the general area of where County COVID-19 cases are being discovered.  The Klickitat County Public Health Department says it anticipates an increased level of community spread and more confirmed cases in the coming days and weeks.  The County continues to emphasize the importance of physical distancing and prohibiting all social gatherings to prevent the spread of the virus.  Each potential exposure stresses the healthcare system and places higher demands on personal protective equipment and healthcare workers.  Hood River County has reported one COVID-19 case…while Skamania, Wasco, Sherman, and Gilliam counties have not reported a positive test.