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Influenza Types A and B

The typical “flu” season spans October to May. The following table details the weekly number of Influenza A and Influenza B tests performed and the percentage that came back positive in Whatcom County during recent weeks.

Week end dateApr. 25May 2May 9May 16
Total tests4746
Positive A0
(0%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
Positive B0
(0%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)
0
(0%)

The data above is reported totals from Family Care Network’s Point of Care Testing, PeaceHealth Lab at St Joseph Hospital (for emergency department and inpatient), PeaceHealth Medical Group Pediatric Clinic’s Point of Care Testing and Sea Mar’s Point of Care Testing (Source: Whatcom County Health Department)

Deaths from Influenza A or B in Whatcom County since the beginning of October 2019: 4


COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus

The following is Whatcom County Health Department’s report of COVID-19 activity in Whatcom County as June 1, 2020 at 10:35am.

  • Confirmed Cases: 401
  • Negative Test Results: 8,146**
  • Deaths: 30

Confirmed Cases: Positive test results for Whatcom County residents reported in the Washington Disease Reporting System as of 11:59pm.
Negative Results: Negative test results available for individuals that are known to the Whatcom County Health Department in the Washington Disease Reporting System as of 11:59pm.
**On May 24th, over 3,000 previously unreported negative test results for Whatcom County were added to WDRS. Washington State Department of Health is working to reconcile those results by removing duplicate test results and fixing other data errors. This number may be revised in coming days to reflect corrections to the data.


Recent Health and Wellness stories on My Ferndale News

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Statewide face covering requirement for businesses takes effect today (7/7/2020) - The Ferndale Chamber has masks available free to businesses to provide employees and customers.
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