Whatcom County has had a total of 8,920 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 366 probable cases (9,286 total cases), according to May 24 Washington state Department of Health (DOH) data. Three people died from Covid-19 in the past week, which brought the county’s death toll to 98. The percent of deaths per total confirmed cases is 1.1 percent.
Every school district decreased in Covid-19 case rates except for Mount Baker. Blaine school district decreased from 210 cases per 100,000 people last week to 148 cases per 100,000. The school district had 10 confirmed Covid-19 cases since last week.
The county should receive at least 1,870 vaccine doses this week, although this number is not final and is likely to increase. Last week, Whatcom County received 10,730 vaccine doses.
About 42.3 percent of county residents are fully vaccinated and 50.6 percent have received at least one vaccine dose, according to the department. The department reports 96,421 county residents are fully vaccinated and 115,471 residents have received their first shot.
Statewide, 6,749,266 vaccine doses have been administered. About 40.75 percent of people in Washington are fully vaccinated and 48.9 percent have received one dose. Public spaces in the state can reopen to full capacity before June 30 if 70 percent of people 16 and older are fully vaccinated. Right now, 50.78 percent of people 16 and older are fully vaccinated.
Washington state has had 396,713 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic and 33,702 probable cases (probable cases come from an antigen test). In all, 5,722 people in Washington with the virus have died as of May 24 and 23,835 have been hospitalized.
For more Whatcom County information, visit whatcomcounty.us/covidvaccine and whatcomcounty.us/coviddata. State information is available at bit.ly/3r2URJj. Vaccine locations can be found at bit.ly/3nZiMqr. For CDC data, visit bit.ly/39Kt4qh.