Thurston County Reports 10 Deaths and 3,899 COVID-19 Cases

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Thurston County saw another uptick in weekly COVID-19 cases during the period of Jan. 17 through Jan. 23 as the health department tallied 3,899 new cases and 10 deaths were reported.

The prior week there were 3,573 COVID-19 cases reported between Jan. 10 and Jan. 16.

The county recorded one death of a man in his 70s on Jan. 20 and nine deaths were tallied on Jan. 24. They included a man in his 30s, a man in his 40s, a man in his 50s, two men in their 70s, a woman in her 70s, a man in his 80s, a woman in her 90s, and a man in his 90s.

The running total of infections throughout the pandemic in the county landed at 37,823 as of Jan. 25, according to the health department.

The Washington State Department of Health no longer reports death percentages.

Out of the 37,823 total county cases reported by Jan. 17, patients who have recovered or are recovering increased to 30,351, according to the health department.

As of Jan. 25, the Washington Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 1,876 COVID-related hospitalizations in Thurston County since the start of the pandemic.

Health care workers have vaccinated 61% of the population countywide since the beginning of the pandemic, according to DOH.

In neighboring Pierce County, deaths landed at 1.9 per 100,000 population, and new cases have increased to 2,400 per 100,000 population as reported on the morning of Jan. 25, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The total number of cases in the county reached 160,388 as of Jan. 25 with 1,103 deaths.

In Washington state, as of Jan. 25, there were 1,203,301 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, a total of 51,571 people have been hospitalized because of the illness, and 10,458 people have died, according to DOH.

About 12.57 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state. The DOH no longer provides statistics regarding hospitalizations.

Nationwide, as of press deadline, there were 70,641,725 total cases since the start of the pandemic. There were 864,203 confirmed deaths and 80.4% of Americans have at least one of the vaccinations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New cases over the last 30 days have been on a downward trajectory, while new deaths over the last 30 days are also on a steady trend, CDC graphs indicated.

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  • Bald-Hills-Reader

    This article dramatically erroneously downplays the number of Covid hospitalizations:

    "As of Jan. 25, the Washington Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 1,876 COVID-related hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic . . . ."

    It later acknowledges the truth that:

    "In Washington state, as of Jan. 25, there were 1,203,301 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, a total of 51,571 people have been hospitalized because of the illness, and 10,458 people have died [in Washington state], according to DOH."

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