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High winds on Thursday knocked out electricity to as many as 900 Puget Sound Energy customers on Fidalgo island, mostly on South Fidalgo. Ferries have been running behind schedule most of the day.

Puget Sound Energy reported, "We have outages spread throughout Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties. Crews are patrolling outages and restoring customers as conditions allow. Parts of Whidbey Island have significant damage. We set up a temporary base on the island to assist with restoration efforts."

Washington State Ferries reported that as of 1 pm Thyursday, the Chelan, Kitsap, and Tillikum remain an estimated 60 - 90 minutes behind schedule due to high winds. Due to its break in the schedule, the Kaleetan will be back on time for its remaining sailings which are the 3:05pm, 6:00pm, and 9:05pm Anacortes departures. All other Anacortes departures, and corresponding island departures will be delayed.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,695 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

299 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


363,840 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,743 Hospitalizations

5,428 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 22, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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