SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. — For three straight weeks, Spokane County has seen a new record for single-day coronavirus cases, as the virus spikes across the country.
On Monday, Sept. 23, Spokane Regional Health District reported 513 new COVID-19 cases, a jump from the previous record of 423 set on Nov. 14.
The county also confirmed the first death of a child due to COVID-19.
Spokane County continues to shatter previous COVID-19-related records heading into the holiday season.
For 19 straight days, from November 6-23, Spokane County reported more than 100 new cases every day. That's the longest streak of the year so far — more than triple the previous streak of six days — stretching from October 27 through November 1.
November has also totaled more reported COVID-19 cases in Spokane County than October and September combined.
In September, there were 1,772 cases reported. In October, there were 2,861 cases reported. That makes for a combined total of 4,633 cases. In November, there have been 5,090 cases reported so far.
People in their 20s continue to make up the largest percentage of new cases throughout most of 2020, but the fall months have seen that trend shift.
People from the ages of 20-29 make up the highest percentage of new cases at 21.6% of November's total cases, but that is the lowest monthly percentage for people in their 20s since May.