Covid-19 cases in Whatcom County by school district, January 26

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Whatcom County reached a new landmark in Covid-19 cases since the pandemic started – surpassing 5,000 cases in the past week. As of January 25, Whatcom County has had a total 5,254 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 60 deaths, according to the Whatcom State Department of Health (DOH) data.

Lynden school district had the highest rate of new cases in the past two weeks, with 1,245 confirmed cases per 100,000 people. Blaine had a rate of 381 per 100,000 in that period, which is the second lowest behind Bellingham school district. In total, 260 people have been hospitalized with the virus in Whatcom County.

Whatcom County had a rate of 530 newly diagnosed and probable cases per 100,000 people over the past two weeks. In the county, 20.6 percent of adult ICU beds were occupied by Covid-19 patients.

About 11,796 vaccine doses have been administered in the county, and 500,105 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, according to Washington State Department of Health data. CDC data shows slightly different figures for Washington, with 507,610 vaccine doses administered in the state. CDC data shows 960,800 doses have been distributed to Washington, which is nearly twice the amount of vaccines administered. 

About 76,144 people in Washington have received two doses of the vaccine and 420,728 have received only one dose, according to CDC data.

Washington state has had 290,168 total confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic and 13,314 probable cases (probable cases come from an antigen test but not a molecular test). About 4,167 people in Washington with the virus have died as of January 25 and 17,354 have been hospitalized.

For Whatcom County information, visit whatcomcounty.us/covidvaccine and whatcomcounty.us/coviddata. State information is available at bit.ly/3r2URJj.

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