There have been 1,581 Covid-19 cases in Whatcom County in the past week (January 30 to February 6), or 4.5 percent of the county’s total Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to Whatcom County Health Department data.
The Blaine school district area had the third lowest Covid-19 case rates in the county, at 934. The Lynden school district area had the highest Covid-19 cases in the county, with 1,418 cases per 100,000 people. Mount Baker school district had the lowest case rate at 772 cases per 100,000.
Eight county residents died from Covid-19 in the past reporting week, bringing the virus’ death toll up to 242 people in Whatcom County.
On February 8, 46 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 1,798 cases per 100,000 people, a 32.7 percent case rate decrease from the previous week. People 65 and older had the lowest case rates with 294 cases per 100,000.
The health department released its weekly Covid-19 report for January 23 through January 29. Fifty-six people were hospitalized, but the health department did not have their vaccination data available. Nearly 60 percent of the total Covid-19 cases were from people unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. Seven people died that week: Two unvaccinated men in their 70s, an unvaccinated man in his 80s, a vaccinated woman in her 90s and three vaccinated men and in their 90s.
For more Whatcom County information, visit whatcomcounty.us/covidvaccine and whatcomcounty.us/coviddata. State information is available at bit.ly/3r2URJj.
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