Whatcom County has 68 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Washington State Department of Health on Saturday, Jan. 9. Deaths are not reported on the weekend.
“Whatcom County has entered new, uncharted and dangerous COVID-19 territory. Since Dec. 30 cases have risen very rapidly, faster than ever before. There’s a high risk of the virus spreading even further as people return to work after the holidays. The Whatcom County Health Department advises immediate action to curb the rise in cases,” according to a health department Facebook post Saturday.
Bellingham Herald data shows Whatcom County has had 666 cases for Dec. 30-Jan. 7.