SOUTH BEND — The Pacific County Department of Health and Human Services received notice Tuesday, June 23 of an additional positive case of covid-19. Through contact tracing, this individual was identified as a close contact to the four cases reported June 22. With this additional case, Pacific County has 17 confirmed positive cases.

As case management and contact tracing continues, it turns out one of the previously reported cases is an employee of a local Washington seafood processing facility. The Pacific County Department of Health and Human Services is working with the facility to assess, test, and limit spread of covid-19. Updates will be forthcoming as available.

"The Pacific County Public Health and Human Services Department will continue to investigate recent cases and strongly encourages the public to maintain social distancing by limiting non-essential travel, and practice personal protective measures to include, washing hands often with soapy water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, and wearing a face covering in public," the agency said in a press release.

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