By Roger Harnack

Adams County reporting 13 coronavirus cases

Updated tally shows increase of 8 cases since Friday


March 26, 2020

OTHELLO — Adams County health officials reported 13 confirmed coronavirus cases late tonight, Monday night, March 30.

That's up from five cases Friday, March 27, the last time Adams County Health Department officials released a confirmed tally.

Community Health Director Karen Potts, RN said the cases were no longer confined to Othello, but she did not say in which communities the cases were located.

At least two cases were involved Othello residents who remain hospitalized.

“We are starting to get cases from outside facilities who are doing tests,” Potts said. “We don't know about them until we get a positive case called in to us.”

She did not say which outside facilities were conducting tests on Adams County residents reporting symptoms.

So far, health officials here have tested 96 residents; 61 came back negative, officials said.

According to a press release, the confirmed case count was 11 at 6 p.m. Monday. That's when county Emergency Management Director Jay Weise released concluded his nightly report.

An hour later, the tally jumped to 13, officials said.

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