151 new cases of COVID-19 in Tri-Cities area over the weekend

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Health officials on Monday announced 151 new cases of COVID-19 in the Tri-Cities area detected over the weekend.

There were two deaths to report — one in Benton County and one in Franklin County — bringing the area death toll to 147.

The Benton-Franklin Health District said Benton County had 56 new cases:

  • Saturday – 24
  • Sunday – 8
  • Monday – 24

A Benton County man in his 70s with underlying health conditions died of COVID-19. The county’s death toll is at 107.

Franklin County had 95 new cases:

  • Saturday – 37
  • Sunday – 20
  • Monday – 38

A Franklin County man in his 40s died of COVID-19, bringing the county’s death toll to 40. Health officials indicated that he did not have underlying health conditions.

There’s been a total of 7,288 cases in the area — 3,746 in Benton County and 3,542 in Franklin County.

As of Monday at noon, 36 residents are hospitalized with COVID-19.

Benton and Franklin counties are in a modified Phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan.