Second COVID-19 case reported in Clallam County

Woman said to have picked up virus through a King County exposure

PORT ANGELES — The second case since Wednesday of the COVID-19 virus in Clallam County was reported this morning.

The woman, in her 70s, was hospitalized and is home recovering and in isolation, Clallam County Health officer Dr. Allison Beery Unthank said.

“A King County exposure is where she picked up this virus,” Unthank said at the regular COVID-19 briefing for first responders and health care workers.

The woman was diagnosed with the coronavirus Thursday evening.

An investigation of who the woman had contact with is ongoing and will continue through the weekend, Unthank said.

A Clallam County man in his 60s was reported to have the virus Wednesday.

Like the woman in her 70s, that man and the four COVID-19 cases reported in Jefferson County have occurred though contact with out-of-county residents.

That indicates that there has not been community transmission of the coronavirus, Unthank said.

She said as of this morning, there have been 146 COVID-19 tests conducted in Clallam County, with 58 coming back negative, 86 pending and the two positive tests.

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Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 55650, or at pgottlieb@peninsuladailynews.com.

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