COVID cases on the rise, county now medium risk

175 cases per 100,000 reported
May 6, 2022 at 6:15 p.m.

By CDN Staff

The county reported approximately 175 cases per 100,000 for the week of April 19 to 25, according to the county COVID-19 dashboard

The CDC defines counties as medium:

  • If there are fewer than 200 cases per 100,000 and between 10 and 20 hospital admissions.
  • If there are more than 200 cases per 100,000 people and less than 10 hospital admissions due to COVID-19.

The Whatcom County Health Department strongly encourages people to continue wearing masks. A higher-quality mask, like an N95 or KN95, is most effective.

The county recommends that people stock up on at-home COVID-19 tests, stay home if sick and get vaccinated.

Washington residents can get free at-home tests by visiting

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