Another COVID-related death reported, but Whatcom sees fewest cases in nearly 6 weeks

The Bellingham Herald

News of Whatcom County’s smallest reported increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases in more than a month on Wednesday was blunted by another resident’s death being linked to the respiratory illness. Whatcom’s total number of COVID-related deaths grew to 153, according to the Washington State Department of Health’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The reported deaths was for a person who first tested positive for COVID-19 on Sept. 23, according to The Bellingham Herald’s analysis of the state’s epidemiological data — upping the county’s death total in September to 19 after there were 21 deaths epidemiologically linked to August.

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