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There Is Light At The End Of The Pandemic Tunnel In Washington State, Health Officials Hope That Light Isn’t An Oncoming Train

SEATTLE, Wa. – Washington is seeing a steep decrease in COVID-19 cases in the western part of the state, according to State Epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lindquist, “This is what I affectionately call light at the end of the tunnel…that light at the end of the tunnel could be a train coming…but it is all very promising.”

He says hospitalizations are typically about a week behind cases, so while they appear to be stalling, he expects a dramatic drop to come.

And he doesn’t expect any new variants to derail the drops.

But, there is a caveat to the good news.

Dr. Lindquist says he expects virus-related deaths to increase and the entire state isn’t seeing the same curve, “Western Washington is different than Eastern Washington in both our cases and hospitalizations. So we will likely see a lag in Eastern Washington.”

 

 



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