Chief Medical Officer of Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital (VMM) Dr. Marty Brueggemann appreciates Yakima's efforts to social distance and stay at home.  He says those efforts have helped to keep the confirmed caseload low but he also believes the actual number of cases in the county is much greater than the current 850 plus.

He says we will see more deaths over the next several weeks and his recommendation from a medical perspective is to stay the current course.