With Gov. Jay Inslee expected to lift the two-week pause on phase shifts in his Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery plan early next week, Whatcom County continues to head in the wrong direction and appears likely to be headed back to the stricter Phase 2 guidelines.
Whatcom saw 46 new COVID-19 cases and 15 COVID-related hospitalizations added to its pandemic totals on the Washington State Department of Health’s coronavirus dashboard Tuesday, May 11. Both metrics will factor into which phase the county will be in after the state’s next data evaluation date.
Additionally, another COVID-related death was added to Whatcom’s total Tuesday.