WSU students bringing coronavirus to Whitman County
Cases exceed 100 after student influx
Last updated 8/7/2020 at 12:36pm
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.