Thurston County Tallies 210 COVID-19 Cases and Seven Deaths


New cases of COVID-19 in Thurston County saw an uptick as the health department reported 210 new cases and seven deaths during the period of March 21 through March 27.

The deaths reported during the week included a woman in her 40s, a woman in her 50s, two women in their 60s, a man in his 70s, and two men in their 80s.

The prior week there were 139 COVID-19 cases and six deaths reported between March 14 and March 20.

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

Out of the 45,247 total county cases reported by March 28, patients who have recovered or are recovering increased to 44,932, according to the county health department.

As of March 29, DOH reported a total of 2,194 COVID-related hospitalizations in Thurston County.

Health care workers have vaccinated 65% of the population countywide since the beginning of the pandemic, according to DOH.

In neighboring Pierce County, deaths landed at .5 per 100,000 population, and new cases decreased to 96.6 per 100,000 population as of March 29, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The total number of cases in the county reached 191,237 as of March 29 with 1,374 deaths, according to DOH.

In Washington state, as of March 29, there were 1,453,251 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, a total of 59,198 people have been hospitalized because of the illness, and 12,454 people have died, according to DOH.

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

Nationwide, as of March 29, there were 79,787,583 total cases since the start of the pandemic. There were 974,569 confirmed deaths and 81.7% 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 downward trajectory, while new deaths over the last 30 days are also on a steady downward trend, CDC graphs indicated.