EAST WENATCHEE — COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations remain high but have leveled off in North Central Washington. Local health officials say they expect numbers to start dropping soon.

The 14-day case rate in Chelan and Douglas counties as of Friday was 444.05 per 100,000 people, according to Chelan-Douglas Health District data. The rate was 450.5 per 100,000 as of July 14, according to the state Department of Health, up from a low in early April of 53.5 per 100,000.

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