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COVID-19 numbers still going up in Umatilla, Walla Walla counties

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COVID-19 in Umatilla County

Health data shows Milton-Freewater remains in the 10-15 case range for COVID-19.

Health officials reported four new positive cases of COVID-19 in Umatilla County Tuesday. Three people are recovering at home, and one additional person is hospitalized for a total of two current hospitalizations.

That makes 117 identified cases of the coronavirus, officials said, noting there are another four probable cases for a total of 121. According to the data, 104 people have recovered from the disease, and 1,719 people have tested negative.

Milton-Freewater continues to be in the 10-15 cases range, while Weston and Athena are in the zero-to-four cases range.

Walla Walla County health officials said Monday there have been 110 cases of COVID-19 in the county out of 2,889 tests for the disease; 104 people have recovered from the virus, four people are listed as active cases and one county resident is hospitalized elsewhere for the virus.

The newest case is a Walla Walla man between the ages of 20-39, officials said. Currently the virus has affected men and women here equally, with 55 people from each group.

There have been two deaths in Walla Walla County and three deaths in Umatilla County from the virus, officials said.

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Sheila Hagar can be reached at sheilahagar@wwub.com or 509-526-8322.