Local, state, and federal officials in Washington state are encouraging everyone to wear a face mask indoors, even if you have been vaccinated.

A recent tweet sent by the Yakima Health District encouraged folks to check out the data of covid cases in their town. It listed a web link that shows the covid rates of cities within Yakima County. (View the tweet: it's listed after the data below.) The data is shocking to me considering that it had seemed we were finally getting a handle on coronavirus, with cooperation from local businesses and medical centers requiring customers and staff wear face masks and numerous mobile clinics offering free doses of vaccines.

The chart on the Health District's site shows COVID case counts are resurging as of August 5, 2021, and it lists the percentage change noticed by health officials from the last two previous two weeks. All but two of the cities listed in the chart (Buena and Parker*) have shown an increase in documented cases.

YAKIMA COUNTY CITIES WITH THE HIGHEST GROWTH IN COVID CASES:

White Swan: 4.5%
Selah: 4.0%
Zillah: 3.9%
Naches: 3.7%
Cowiche: 3.3
Grandview: 3.1%

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YAKIMA COUNTY CITIES WITH THE LOWEST GROWTH IN COVID CASES:

Tieton: 1.1%
Union Gap: 1.1%
Outlook: 1.1%
Harrah: 1.4%
Moxee: 1.5%
Toppenish: 1.6%

OTHER YAKIMA COUNTY CITIES WITH LOW GROWTH IN COVID CASES:

Brownstown: 2.1%
Granger: 2.5%
Mabton: 2.2%
Sunnyside: 2.4%
Wapato: 2.4%
Yakima: 2.7%

The Yakima Health District's chart also showed the total number of people that have COVID listed by city.

YAKIMA COUNTY CITIES WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF COVID CASES:
Case Count as of 8/5/21

Yakima: 14,527
Sunnyside: 3,700
Toppenish: 2,307
Grandview: 2,212
Wapato: 2.021
Selah: 1,726

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Anyone over 12 years old residing in Yakima County regardless of immigrant status or medical insurance coverage can still get free doses of either the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines on August 15th with NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.
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