Okanogan County reported its first positive COVID-19 case on Wednesday (March 25). The individual is following medical guidance and doesn’t present any health threat to the public at this time, according to Okanogan County Public Health.
With the governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order and limited testing supplies, it would not provide any additional protection for residents to know where confirmed cases are located, according to Public Health. “It, in fact, could give a false sense of security, putting individuals even more at risk,” they said.
As of March 25, the county had sent 127 samples for testing and received 80 negative results. Another 46 tests are pending, according to Public Health.