Coronavirus: Information & Updates

CASES IN OUR AREA
Swinomish
Updated 1/10/2022
513 positive; 14 hospitalizations; 4 deaths
Skagit County
Updated 1/10/2022

15,768 positive; 852 hospitalizations; 156 deaths
Whatcom County Updated 1/10/2022

23,906 positive; 1,087 hospitalizations; 211 deaths

Snohomish County
Updated 1/10/2022

96,173 positive; 4,569 hospitalizations; 859 deaths
King County
Updated 1/10/2022

247,087 positive; 9,784 hospitalizations; 2,164 deaths
Washington State
Updated 1/10/22

978,680 positive; 47,807 hospitalizations; 10,028 deaths

January 10, 2022 - COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Swinomish Public Health has confirmed thirty-five (35) new cases of COVID-19 in the community since the last update Thursday, Jan. 6.

Omicron is so contagious and prevalent that if you have symptoms of COVID-19, you most likely have COVID-19. If you have symptoms, isolate yourself from others, do not go to work or school! If a member of your household or other significant contact has symptoms, quarantine.

Omicron spreads at least three times faster than the delta variant. One person infects at least three others on average. Testing is important but is not an effective preventative tool at this time as Swinomish Public Health is not receiving results back in a timeframe that is helpful for controlling such fast spread.

Please do not gather and always wear a mask if you are indoors with people from outside of your household. Because of how contagious this variant is, upgrading from a cloth mask to a surgical mask, and even doubling up, is recommended. N95 or KN95 masks are the most ideal, especially indoors.

COVID-19 TESTING
Drive-thru testing is Tuesday, Jan. 11 from 2-4 p.m. at the Medical Clinic. Preregistration is encouraged as it makes the process faster. Testing is available other days of the week by appointment. Call (360) 466-3167.

SWINOMISH COVID-19 HELPLINE: (360) 588-2771
Call the helpline to report positive home tests; request medical advice about COVID-19 infection, symptoms management, quarantine, and isolation; and for assistance with known or potential contacts.

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Coronavirus: Information & Updates