Thurston County Sees Increase in COVID Cases as 304 are Reported


New cases of COVID-19 in Thurston County increased in the health department’s latest report as 304 cases were tallied during the period of April 18 through April 24.

One death was also reported during that time frame, which included a man in his 40s.

The prior week there were 189 COVID-19 cases and no deaths reported between April 11 and April 17.

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

Out of the 46,315 total county cases reported by April 26, patients who have recovered or are recovering increased to 45,689, according to the county health department.

As of April 26, the county health department reported a total of 2,275 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 .2 per 100,000 population, and new cases were at 107 per 100,000 population as of April 26, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The total number of cases in the county reached 194,374 as of April 26 with 1,394 deaths, according to DOH.

In Washington state, as of April 26, there were 1,489,316 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, a total of 60,107 people have been hospitalized because of the illness, and 12,668 people have died, according to DOH.

Over 13 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state.

Nationwide, as of April 26, there were 80,807,564 total cases since the start of the pandemic. There were 988,707 confirmed deaths and 82.4% 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.