County Public Health Report ~ 2/06/23

The following is a summary of the presentation during the Public Health briefings at this week’s Board of County Commissioners meeting. The summary below was provided by Jim Burke, producer of KPTZ’s Tuesday’s Local News.

Dr. Allison Berry began: “By and large, the news on the viral front is good.” She continued to explain, while answering questions, that the sudden uptick in reporting of COVID-19 deaths in Clallam County was due to a 6-month backlog of autopsy and toxicology results, computer server hacks, and other things that made it SEEM like there was a sudden uptick in COVID-19 deaths in Clallam County recently. The currently added numbers were added from the past six months. No new deaths were reported in Jefferson County over the past two weeks.