Delta variant of COVID-19 sees large increase in Whatcom County, latest report shows

The Bellingham Herald

After seeing no new cases reported by the Washington State Department of Health the past two weeks, Whatcom County’s number of confirmed COVID-19 delta variant cases jumped by 10 cases last week.

Whatcom County, which had its first confirmed delta variant case reported July 6, now has had 11 confirmed cases of the variant, according to the latest SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing and Variants in Washington State report released by the state Department of Health Wednesday, July 28.

The Whatcom County Health Department said it was anticipating an increase, in an email to The Bellingham Herald earlier this week, citing a lag time of a few weeks in the state’s reports.

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