There have been 3,525 Covid-19 cases in Whatcom County in the past week, or 10.5 percent of the county’s total Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to Whatcom County Health Department data. Whatcom County averaged 1,399 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in a one-week period, which is a downward trend from the previous week, according to January 30 state data.
The Whatcom County health department dashboard continues to be impacted by data reporting delays from the state. Covid-19 data on the county dashboard was only updated up to January 22 and new cases by school district areas were not available by press time.
The Blaine school district area had the highest Covid-19 cases in the county, with 1,772 cases per 100,000 people. Mount Baker school district had the lowest case rate at 878 cases per 100,000.
Ten county residents died from Covid-19 in the past reporting week, bringing the virus’ death toll up to 234 people.
On February 1, 53 PeaceHealth patients had either been admitted for Covid-19 or tested positive for Covid-19 after being admitted for another reason.
Children 5-17 years old have the highest Covid-19 transmissions in the county, with 2,386 cases per 100,000 people. People 25-44 years old followed with 1,841 cases per 100,000.
The health department released a weekly Covid-19 report for January 16 through January 22. Seventeen vaccinated people and 34 unvaccinated people were hospitalized that week for Covid-19. Sixty-seven percent the total Covid-19 cases were from people unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. Six people died that week: Two unvaccinated women in their 70s, an unvaccinated woman in her 80s, an unvaccinated woman in her 90s, and a vaccinated man and woman in their 70s.
For more Whatcom County information, visit whatcomcounty.us/covidvaccine and whatcomcounty.us/coviddata. State information is available at bit.ly/3r2URJj. For CDC data, visit bit.ly/39Kt4qh.
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