REPUBLIC - Ferry County has its first case of COVID-19.
Northeast Tri County Health District was notified today, March 25, of the first positive COVID- 19 test for a Ferry County resident and a second case within Stevens County.
Both individuals are not currently hospitalized and are isolating themselves at home, the agency said.
Health officials said it is likely more cases will be confirmed in the area.
"Northeast Tri County Health District strongly urges everyone to abide by Gov. (Jay) Inslee’s 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy,' order," the health district said. "COVID-19 has shown that it is not limited to specific communities, worksites or individuals. The community can reduce the spread by staying home whenever possible and limiting contact with others."
Yesterday, Okanogan County Public Health announced that one case has been confirmed in Okanogan County.
The individual "is self-isolated and poses no threat to the community," said the alert.
As of 5 p.m. March 24, 125 samples had been sent for testing from Okanogan County, with 78 negative results and 46 test results pending.