Northeast Tri County Health District (NETCHD) was notified today, June 27, 2020, of a new positive COVID-19 case in Stevens County. This brings the combined total of positive cases for Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties to 21. Ferry (1), Pend Oreille (3), and Stevens (17).
The individual who tested positive resides in the Loon Lake/Chewelah area and is hospitalized currently. From our initial investigation, this person does not appear to have been in contact with any known or suspected individuals with COVID-19 and that exposure to the virus occurred somewhere within the community. NETCHD staff is in the process of notifying close contacts to give them guidance and advise of precautions they should take.