First COVID-19 Death, Additional Lab-Confirmed Cases for Chelan Douglas Health District

March 24 - late afternoon

East Wenatchee – This is a joint news release from Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD)  and Confluence Health. CDHD was notified on March 24, 2020, by Confluence Health of the first  death of a Health District resident as a result of COVID-19, and two (2) additional lab-confirmed  positive test results. The Health District’s total number of lab-confirmed positive cases is now  twelve (12), ten (10) of whom are Chelan County residents and two (2) Douglas County residents.

 The Central Washington Hospital patient who passed away was a 91-year-old patient with
multiple pre-existing health conditions. It is important to note that everyone is at risk for COVID- 19 – not just the elderly. Please continue practice all the possible measures in order to avoid  infection or spread of this disease.
 

Nine confirmed cases of COVID19 in Chelan, Douglas counties

March 24

East Wenatchee – This is a joint news release from Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) and Cascade Medical.  On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, CDHD was notified by Cascade Medical of two (2) lab-confirmed positive test results for COVID-19.  This brings the health district’s total number of lab-confirmed positive cases to nine (9), eight (8) of which are Chelan County residents and one (1) Douglas County resident.   
 
Yesterday, Governor Jay Inslee signed a “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” proclamation, ordering everyone not to leave their homes through April 8, except for crucial activities. You can find the Governor’s complete order at: https://www.governor.wa.gov/office-governor/official-actions/proclamatio... In addition to staying home, we encourage everyone to:
 

• Continue to practice all hygienic recommendations: proper hand washing, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and cover your cough/sneezes.  Clean and disinfect commonly used objects and surfaces.

 

• Rely on credible sources of information.  Please stay up-to-date via credible resources such as local health departments, the Washington State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   

 
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call Cascade Medical at (509) 548-5815 if you live in the Leavenworth area, or call Confluence Health at 509-663-8711 or the State Department of Health hotline at 1-800-525-0127. Do not go to see a doctor without calling ahead first.

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MARCH 23 - East Wenatchee – This is a joint news release from Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) and Confluence Health.  CDHD was notified by Confluence Health of four (4) additional positive test results for COVID-19 over the weekend.  This brings the health district’s total number of lab-confirmed positive cases to seven (7) – including Douglas County’s first positive case.  Chelan County has six (6) positive cases.  
 
CDHD and Confluence continue to urge the public to stay at home as much as possible.  Social distancing is essential to slow the virus spread.  We cannot afford to continue overwhelming our hospitals and clinics by spreading the virus any faster. Our healthcare system relies heavily on this measure to keep up with ongoing demand.  Please DO NOT show up to a healthcare facility unannounced.  Instead, call your healthcare provider or the Confluence hotline at 509-663-8711 to determine your course of care.   
 
COVID-19 Resources:
Chelan-Douglas Health District
Washington State Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  
 

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