81% of positive COVID-19 cases in Grant County are symptomatic, according to data from the county health district.
According to the same data, which is taken during the initial diagnosis interview, just 15% of cases are asymptomatic, meaning they show no symptoms; 4% are unknown.
The health district encouraged residents to avoid attending family barbecues and other social gatherings as they are the exposure setting of many cases, stated the news release
“Our choices matter. Choose not to get together,” the release stated.
The health district reported 132 new cases in the last week, bringing the cumulative number of cases in Grant County to 990 as of July 20.
Moses Lake has the highest number of cases with 273 as of July 20. The Mattawa area comes in second with 236 cases and Quincy follows close behind with 226. The next highest area drops to less than half of Quincy’s at only 96 cases in Royal City.
Grant County COVID-19 hospitalizations were down over the last week. However, cases are still rising and the rate per 100,000 residents increased significantly according to the Grant County Health website.