Grant County Health District reported a ninth COVID-19 associated death of a county resident on July 23.

The resident was a male in his 60s from Ephrata. The man had underlying conditions that put him at a higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19, according to the release.

The total positive cases in Grant County, including deaths, is 1145 as of July 27. This is up 155 cases since the last update on July 20. One case previously reported was removed from the overall total due to the person being found a resident of another county.

Nine people are listed as currently hospitalized and 582 are listed as recovered from the virus. Those listed as recovered are counted 28 days after the health district was notified of positive test results if the patient is not hospitalized or deceased, according to the health district website. Cases listed as recovered may still be symptomatic.

Currently the most affected age range is 19-40, with 519 cases. More than the 41-60, 61-80 and 81+ ranges combined.

The Moses Lake area is the most affected area with 328 as of July 27, the Quincy area has 266 cases and following close behind is the Mattawa area with 256 cases.

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