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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Editor 

Patients recovering:

Understanding the COVID-19 numbers


April 16, 2020

Only one new positive case was reported in the past week for COVID-19, bringing the total to 13. The first four patients have fully recovered and are cleared from isolation.

While most people focus on the number of positive cases reported, Whitman County Public Health also reports another number that is often overlooked, but can be very telling.

Just below Public Health's number of positive cases is the number of negative cases. Tuesday afternoon that number was 441 with the words "at least" behind it in parenthesis. According to Public Health Director Troy Henderson, health care providers...

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