Weekly COVID-19 infection rates for school-aged children soar in this Whatcom region

Six of the seven school district regions within Whatcom County saw their two-week COVID-19 infection rates increase last week. The only region to see its two-week total of new COVID cases per 100,000 residents drop from the previous week was Nooksack Valley, according to the latest location data released by the Whatcom County Health Department on Tuesday, Nov. 2, but that news had to be taken with a grain of salt, as the region still has the second-highest infection rate within the county.