Washington State’s latest coronavirus, COVID-19 case, death
The Washington State Department of Health reported 3,095 new cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths on Wednesday.
The statewide totals for illness caused by the coronavirus are 500,434 and 6,204 deaths. Those numbers are up from 495,338 and 6,177 deaths on Monday. The total cases include 45,797 infections listed as probable. Washington’s population is estimated to be around 7.6 million, according to U.S. Census figures for July 2019.
As of July 31, the date of the most recent complete data, 87 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been admitted to hospitals in Washington state.
Over the past seven days, Washington has recorded an increasing case rate of 210 per 100,000 population.
The national rate for the same period was 239 per 100,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to the CDC, more than 9.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Washington.
Nationally, more than 353.2 million approved vaccines have been administered, according to CDC statistics.
As of Wednesday, 53.3% of Washington residents and 61.3% of the US adult population had been fully immunized.
On April 15, all Washington residents aged 16 and over became eligible for the vaccine.
As of August 2, the most recent date with confirmed test data, 14,466 samples were collected statewide, with 2,113 positive tests.
The test numbers only reflect the polymerase chain reaction tests, which are administered while the virus is likely still active in the body.
According to DOH data, King County, with the highest population in the state, continues to have the highest number in Washington, with 123,285 cases and 1,691 deaths. Pierce County, second in population, is second in cases, with 63,295. Pierce County has the third highest death toll, at 674, according to the DOH, which counts deaths differently than the county health department. of Tacoma-Pierce.
All Washington counties have at least 100 cases. Only 10 of the state’s 39 counties have a case count below 1,000.
US and World Numbers
There were more than 36.1 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 618,811 deaths from the virus in the United States on Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States has the highest total number of reported cases and deaths of any country.
More than 4.3 million people have died from the disease worldwide. Global cases exceed 204.5 million.