Thurston County Reports Increase of COVID-19 Cases as 615 are Tallied


Thurston County reported 615 new COVID-19 cases and no deaths during the period of July 10 through July 17.

The previous week there were 533 cases reported and 13 deaths between July 3 to July 9. 

The health department now updates its weekly reports on Wednesdays.

Out of the 53,560 total county cases reported by July 13, patients who have recovered or are recovering increased to 52,425, according to the county health department.

As of July 13, the county health department reported a total of 2,549 COVID-related hospitalizations and 410 deaths 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 the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).

In neighboring Pierce County, deaths per 100,000 population couldn’t be calculated because less than 10 people died, and new cases were down at 221.5 per 100,000 population as of July 19, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

The total number of cases in the county reached 217,450 as of July 19, with 1,452 deaths, according to DOH.

In Washington state, as of June 21, there were 1,701,691 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, a total of 66,993 people have been hospitalized because of the illness, and 13,434 people have died, according to DOH.

Over 14 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state.

Nationwide, as of July 19, there were 89,329,839 total cases since the start of the pandemic. There were 1,019,210 confirmed deaths and 83.3% of Americans 5 years old and up have at least one of the vaccinations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).