• FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Skagit County Public Health Publishes 2021 COVID-19 Summary Report

    May 13, 2022
    Skagit County Public Health has published its 2021 COVID-19 Summary Report, chronicling the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report focuses specifically on Skagit County Public Health’s role in the ongoing pandemic during 2021 and presents data in graphic format that can help provide insight into the impact the second year of the pandemic had on our county.
    The report can be accessed online here. This report is the second of its kind; Public Health published a similar report for 2020 data.
    The 2021 Report covers the following:
    • A general timeline of state and local events
    • Epidemiological and Demographic Data
    • COVID-19 Testing and Outreach efforts
    • Case Investigation and Contact Tracing
    • Local Outbreak information
    • COVID-19 Vaccination and Outreach efforts
    While it is important to reflect on our community’s many incredible achievements in responding to the pandemic in 2021, it is equally as important to recognize that the pandemic is not yet over. Current case and hospitalization numbers continue to fluctuate, with mid-April seeing a slight uptick both locally and statewide. Vaccination and booster percentages also continue to grow slowly but steadily, though further community-wide protection is needed in order to see our way out of this pandemic.
    As Public Health continues to respond to the coronavirus in 2022, the department remains steadfast in its commitment to providing low-barrier COVID-19 vaccination and testing services. It is the department’s hope that folks will continue to access these services as they remain critical tools to preventing the spread of the virus within our community.
    For more information on Skagit’s COVID-19 response, please visit www.skagitcounty.net/coronavirus. If you have questions or need additional information about the data presented in either of these reports, please contact the Public Health Department at eh@co.skagit.wa.us or at 360-416-1500.
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    Contact:
    Danica Sessions
    danicas@co.skagit.wa.us, 360-416-1500