COVID-19 Symptom Attestation

Every Whatcom age group’s infection rate increased in past month, but one was dramatic

The Bellingham Herald

The overall distribution of Whatcom County’s coronavirus cases didn’t change over the past month, but one age group saw a significant increase in its infection rates.

After seeing no new cases between Aug. 10 and Sept. 10, Whatcom County’s oldest residents — those 80 and over — saw an infection rate nearly twice that of the county’s overall rate between Sept. 10 and Oct. 9, according to The Bellingham Herald’s analysis of data released in Whatcom County Unified’s daily situation reports. All five age groups saw increased infection rates, but none were near as dramatic as what was seen among Whatcom’s elderly.

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