Case Counts in Yakima County*
Updated April 1, 2020 at 4:51 pm
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*YHD is not able to report accurate numbers related to who is at home recovering due to difficulty reaching patients for confirmation.
*Case counts include confirmed and presumed positive cases.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
The COVID-19 is formally known as the Novel Coronavirus. The Department of Health has a call center to answer questions about the virus. Call (800) 525-0127 multiple language interpreters available.
The current risk of COVID-19 in Washington is increasing.
The Yakima Health District, Washington State Department of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are closely monitoring the the incident.
The most important thing you can do is remain calm, prepared, and informed. It also is important to take standard illness prevention tips. The same steps you take to reduce the spread of flu or other respiratory illnesses are key tools for reducing the spread of coronavirus.
Current statewide COVID-19 information can be found on Washington State Department of Health website.
How can I protect myself?
You can protect your health and the health of your family by:
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- Cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces.
- Staying at home and away from others if you are sick.
- *Spanish poster
Get a flu shot. It’s cold and flu season. These more common respiratory illnesses have affected our communities—especially the flu. The flu vaccine is your best protection against the flu. It’s not too late to get your flu shot.
Click here for more information about WA state flu activity and additional flu resources.
Am I at risk?
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|Medium or High Risk|
Close contact: A person who has been within 6 feet of someone with confirmed novel coronavirus for 10 minutes or more.
Self-monitoring: A person monitors themselves for symptoms, including fever, and reports any symptoms to their local public health department. Public health checks in periodically during the monitoring period.
Active-monitoring: The local public health department contacts a person daily to monitor for symptoms, including fever, throughout the monitoring period.
Quarantine: The separation of a person possibly exposed to a disease but not yet sick to prevent the potential spread of disease to others. Quarantine is different from isolation—used to separate a currently ill person who can spread the disease to others.
*This page was adapted from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department