158 new cases, two more deaths

The Yakima Health District reported 158 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, with two additional deaths.

The additional cases reported by the health district brings the total number of COVID-19 cases reported since mid-March to 21,902.

The number of deaths in the county rose to 309. Fifty-nine people were hospitalized Tuesday, with five people intubated.

Health officials reported that 16,169 people have recovered.

Over the past seven days, Yakima County has averaged 212.8 new cases a day.

The county’s rate of new cases from Dec. 12-25 was 983.8 per 100,000 people, according to the state Department of Health. The state announced a new business reopening plan on Tuesday.

— Tammy Ayer

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