Washington State’s latest coronavirus, COVID-19 case, death

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The Washington State Department of Health reported 2,090 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 deaths on Friday.

The statewide totals for illness caused by the coronavirus are 800,329 and 9,674 deaths. Those numbers are up from 798,239 cases and 9,653 as of Thursday. The total of cases includes 97,346 infections listed as probable. The DOH reviews the number of previous cases and deaths on a daily basis.

Hospitalizations

As of December 8, the date of the most recent full data, 69 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been admitted to Washington state hospitals.

Case rate

Over the past seven days, Washington has recorded a case rate of 122.9 per 100,000 population.

The national rate for the same period was 257.9 per 100,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Vaccine

According to the CDC, more than 12.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Washington.

Nationally, more than 491.8 million approved vaccines have been administered, according to CDC statistics.

As of Friday, 62.3% of Washington residents and 61.3% of the U.S. population had been fully immunized.

County numbers

According to DOH data, King County, with the state’s highest population, continues to have the highest number in Washington, with 179,140 cases and 2,119 deaths. Pierce County, second in terms of population, is second in number of cases, with 102,717. Pierce County has the third highest number of deaths, at 994, according to the DOH, which counts deaths differently from the Department of Tacoma-Pierce County Health.

All Washington counties have at least 200 cases. Only six of the state’s 39 counties have a case count below 1,000.

US and World Numbers

There were more than 50.7 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 805,796 deaths from the virus in the United States on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States has the highest total number of reported cases and deaths of any country.

More than 5.3 million people have died from the disease worldwide. Global cases exceed 273.6 million.

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Lauren Kirschman is the Seattle Kraken beat editor for The News Tribune. She previously covered the Pittsburgh Steelers for PennLive.com. A native of Pennsylvania and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, she also covered varsity track and field for the Beaver County Times from 2012 to 2016.


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