Spokane County sees second highest overnight spike in COVID-19 cases with 43 positive tests

SPOKANE, Wash. — An additional 43 people tested positive for COVID-19 overnight in Spokane County, health officials said Friday. 

The spike marks the second largest 24-hour rise in cases the county has seen since the start of the pandemic. There are currently nine Spokane County residents hospitalized for the virus. 

According to the Spokane Regional Health District, roughly 52% of people who have tested positive have recovered. 

Elected officials have pushed for a phase 3 reopening. Spokane’s top health official Dr. Bob Lutz disagrees, saying, in order to apply, health numbers need to be going the opposite direction.

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