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WSU students bringing coronavirus to Whitman County

Cases exceed 100 after student influx

PULLMAN — Returning university students are bringing the coronavirus with them.

Whitman County has 105 total positive COVID-19 tests, with eight cases added Aug. 6. That brings this week's total to 15 after last week's total was down eight from the July 19-July 25 high of 18.

All new cases are stable and self-isolating, officials said. To date, there have been two hospitalization — none current — and no deaths.

At last month's Board of Health meeting, officials linked the increase to returning Washington State University students.

Although WSU is moving to all-online, there has still been an influx of student arrivals, officials said.


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