New coronavirus cases in Washington rose 6.5% in the week ending Sunday as the state added 22,535 cases. In the previous week there were 21,159 new cases of the virus that is causing COVID-19.
Washington was ranked 21st among the states where coronavirus spread fastest per person, according to an analysis by the USA TODAY Network of data from Johns Hopkins University. Last week, coronavirus cases in the United States rose 5.4% from the previous week, with 1,086,936 cases reported. At 2.29% of the country’s population, Washington had 2.07% of the country’s cases last week. Across the country, 39 states had more cases in the past week than the week before.
Kitsap County reported 716 cases and three deaths in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 597 cases and three deaths. 11,505 cases and 132 deaths were reported during the pandemic.
Mason County reported 252 cases and one death in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 207 cases and one death. 3,752 cases and 42 deaths were reported during the pandemic.
Washington had the worst weekly outbreaks per person in Columbia County, with 652 cases per 100,000 per week; Franklin County at 608; and Lincoln County at 585. The Centers for Disease Control say high transmission rates in the community start at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.
Most of the total new cases were King County with 4,282 cases; Pierce County with 3,003 cases; and Snohomish County at 2,139. The weekly number of cases has increased in 26 districts compared to the previous week. The worst increases from the previous week’s pace were in Spokane, Pierce and Snohomish counties.
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Washington ranked 12th among states for the proportion of people who received at least one vaccination, with 67.6% of its residents being at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 61.6%, according to an analysis of USA TODAY’s CDC data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are most commonly used in the United States, require two doses given a few weeks apart.
In the week that ended Sunday, Washington reported that an additional 135,101 doses of vaccine were administered, including 76,148 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 119,473 vaccine doses, including 68,662 first doses. In total, Washington reported that it delivered 9,469,153 total doses.
Cases decreased in 12 counties across Washington, with the best declines in Franklin County with 579 cases, up from 700 a week earlier; in Benton County, with 1,103 cases out of 1,218; and in Grant County with 489 cases out of 540.
In Washington, 151 people were reported dead from COVID-19 in the week to Sunday. The previous week, 117 people were reported dead.
A total of 550,988 people in Washington have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 6,507 people have died from the disease, data from Johns Hopkins University shows. In the United States, 38,796,746 people tested positive and 637,531 people have died.
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USA TODAY analyzed the federal hospital data on Sunday, August 29th.
Probably State-Admitted COVID Patients:
- Last week: 2,351
- The week before: 2.263
- Four weeks ago: 1,482
Likely COVID Patients Admitted to the Nation:
- Last week: 130,817
- The week before: 126,409
- Four weeks ago: 83,804
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