Thurston County Sees 11 New COVID Deaths, 675 New Cases In One Week


Thurston County Public Health and Social Services reported 11 new COVID-19 deaths in the county during the period of Sept. 13-19.

The reported deaths included men and women in the age range of 60 to 99. The additional deaths brought Thurston County’s total to 150 as of Sept. 20.

The department also reported 675 new COVID-19 infections from Sept. 13-19.  

The running total of infections throughout the pandemic in the county lands at 16,847 as of Sept. 20.

This marks the seventh straight week where new cases landed above 670.

By comparison, the highest number of new cases reported in a single week was 485 during the week of Dec. 7-13, 2020.

The percent of those infected with COVID-19 who have died increased to 1.1 percent for the county, according to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).

Out of the 16,847 total county cases reported by Sept. 20, patients who have recovered or are recovering increased to 14,733, according to the health department.

Since last reported, there have been 40 new hospitalizations in Thurston County, according to DOH, making the total number since the start of the pandemic land at 1,097 as of Sept. 19.

Health care workers have administered a total of 331,296 vaccine doses countywide since the beginning of the pandemic, according to DOH. That’s almost 5,000 new vaccine doses administered since last week.

In neighboring Pierce County, 21 new deaths were recorded since last reported and new cases have decreased to 634.3. per 100,000 population as reported during the 14-day period between Aug. 27 and Sept. 9, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The total number of cases in the county reached 78,075 as of Sept. 16 with 748 deaths.

In Washington state, as of Sept. 19, there were 560,224 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 68,264 probable cases, a total of 35,216 people have been hospitalized due to the illness, and 7,271 people have died, according to DOH. The statewide rate of those who have died after contracting the virus has increased to 1.2 percent. About 8.9 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state.

Nationwide, as of press deadline, there were 42,031,103 total cases since the start of the pandemic. That’s more than 1 million additional cases since a week ago. There were 672,738 confirmed deaths and about 386.2 million doses of vaccines were administered, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New cases over the last 30 days have appeared to plateau, but new deaths continued on an upward trajectory, CDC graphs indicated.


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