Covid-19 case rates decreased in all Whatcom County school district areas except for Nooksack Valley. The Blaine school district area decreased from 196 cases per 100,000 people to 175 cases per 100,000 this week. Blaine school district has 33 new cases since last week and has the third highest case rates in the county, behind Lynden and Nooksack Valley.
Blaine school district has a 70-percent vaccination rate, making it the second highest vaccination rate area in the county following Bellingham with a 78-percent vaccination rate.
To date, Whatcom County has had 175 confirmed deaths since the pandemic started. The number of deaths make up 1 percent of total confirmed Covid-19 cases in the county.
On December 1, 29 people at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham had either been admitted for Covid-19 or tested positive for Covid-19 after being admitted for another reason.
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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