Spokane Co. sees 888 COVID cases this weekend ahead of expected Thanksgiving surge
SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane County has seen 888 new COVID-19 cases since Friday—the first weekend since October without a record-breaking surge, though an expected wave of infections from Thanksgiving gatherings could make this just a short reprieve.
Three people have died from COVID since Friday.
The Spokane Regional Health District reports that between 250-300 people are contracting the virus every day; in total, 17,207 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and 262 people have died.
This weekend’s 888 cases are a drop from the prior weekend’s 1,027, but health officials have been long anticipating another surge in cases after Thanksgiving.
Providence Health says they are “concerned about a significant bump in cases and those needing hospitalization following the Thanksgiving holiday.” The healthcare provider says they observed similar trends after Halloween and Labor Day — but staffing and capacity was not at a “concerning level” yet.
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