New cases of COVID-19 in Thurston County increased in the health department’s latest report as 807 cases were tallied during the period of May 16 through May 22.
The prior week there were 631 COVID-19 cases reported between May 9 and May 15.
Out of the 48,616 total county cases reported by May 23, patients who have recovered or are recovering increased to 47,647, according to the county health department.
As of May 23, the county health department reported a total of 2,334 COVID-related hospitalizations in Thurston County since the start of the pandemic.
Health care workers have vaccinated 66% of the population countywide since the beginning of the pandemic, according to DOH.
In neighboring Pierce County, deaths landed at .4 per 100,000 population, and new cases were down, at 232.8 per 100,000 population as of May 24, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The total number of cases in the county reached 201,980 as of May 24 with 1,424 deaths, according to DOH.
In Washington state, as of May 24, there were 1,559,662 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, a total of 61,944 people have been hospitalized because of the illness, and 12,872 people have died, according to DOH.
Over 13.6 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state.
Nationwide, as of May 24, there were 83,145,591 total cases since the start of the pandemic. There were confirmed 999,384 deaths and 82.6% of Americans 5 years old and up 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 slow upwards trajectory, while new deaths over the last 30 days are on a steady downward trend, CDC graphs indicated.