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Cleaner air is forcast for the coming days. Meanwhile, an air quality alert remains in effect until noon Friday. There also burn bans in effect.

Smoke from wildfires in British Columbia will continue to drift across western Washington through Friday morning. The interior, especially the Puget Sound region northward, will be the most impacted by the smoke. Expect the air quality to vary between good and unhealthy, depending on the wind direction and time of day.

Conditions are expected to begin improving Thursday night, but even more so on Friday as strengthening southerly flow aloft pushes the smoke out of the area.

Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses aremost at risk of serious health effects. These groups should limit or avoid time outdoors.

For more information on burn bans and the air quality in your area, please visit the following web sites.

Washington state department of ecology: www.Ecy.WA.Gov Puget Sound
northwest clean air agency: nwcleanairwa.Gov

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,122 Confirmed Skagit Cases
379 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

259 Hospitalizations
61 Deaths
7,743 Fully Vaccinated
26,198 Doses Given

Statewide

319,498 Confirmed Cases Statewide
19,224 Hospitalizations

4,942 Deaths Statewide

Updated 6 pm, February 25, 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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