Tri-Cities averages fewer than 17 virus cases per day in past four days; no new deaths

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — The Tri-Cities region averaged fewer than 17 new cases of COVID-19 per day in the past four days. There were no deaths to report.

From Saturday, Sept. 5 to Tuesday, Sept. 8, Benton County had a total of 33 new cases and Franklin County had 34 new cases, according to the Benton-Franklin Health District.

There were multiple days that both Benton and Franklin counties each reported a single-digit increase in new cases.

Benton County – total of 4,233  cases, 112 deaths

  • Sept. 5: 10 cases
  • Sept. 6: 5 cases
  • Sept. 7: 6 cases
  • Sept. 8: 12 cases

Franklin County – total of 4,041 cases,  47 deaths

  • Sept. 5: 16 cases
  • Sept. 6: 9 cases
  • Sept. 7: 3 cases
  • Sept. 8: 6 cases

Benton and Franklin counties remain in a modified Phase 1 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start reopening plan.

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