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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Editor 

Patient towns "irrelevant" as tests don't reflect virus location


The communities where the eight positive COVID-19 patients live is not among information the Public Health Department will be releasing, stated Health Director Troy Henderson. He noted that whether a positive test has come back from a certain community or not is "irrelevant" because that does not mean the disease is not in other communities.

"It has been the Health Department's belief that COVID-19 has most likely gone undetected in our community (Whitman County) for some time," he said. "The inability to perform adequate testing has greatly impacted our ability to identify and contain this...

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