Individuals 19-40 and 41-60 age range account for the vast majority of positive COVID-19 cases in Grant County.
As of Tuesday morning, there are 103 positive cases in the 19-40 range, and 75 cases in the 41-60 range, making up just over 75% of the total in the county.
The 61-80 group comes in with the third highest number of cases at 31, followed by the 0-18 age range with 24 cases. One of the most vulnerable age groups, 80+, totaled just three case countywide.
As of Tuesday morning, the total number of positive cases now stands at 236 in the county, up nearly 40 from last week. The Quincy area remains the most infected population with 81 confirmed cases, followed by Moses Lake with 58.
Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order expired on Sunday. It is replaced with a new order called “Safe Start – Washington’s Phased Reopening.” State officials are still encouraging Washington residents to stay home whenever possible. However, when residents do go into public, they are asked to wear a mask, maintain six feet of separation from one another, and frequently wash their hands.
On May 23, Grant County was approved to move into Phase 2 of the state reopening plan. In Phase 2, businesses still need to take additional steps before reopening to the public, and many have already started taking those steps before Phase 2 began, according to a press release.