The number of new coronavirus cases in Washington rose 8.7% in the week ending Sunday as the state added 24,502 cases. In the previous week there were 22,535 new cases of the virus that is causing COVID-19.
Washington was ranked 25th among the states where the 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 5.2% from the previous week, with 1,146,098 cases reported. At 2.29% of the country’s population, Washington had 2.14% of the country’s cases last week. Across the country, 44 states had more cases in the past week than the week before.
Kitsap County reported 819 cases and six deaths in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported 716 cases and three deaths. 12,324 cases and 138 deaths were reported during the pandemic.
Mason County reported 232 cases and three deaths last week. A week earlier, 252 cases and one death had been reported. 3,984 cases and 45 deaths were reported during the pandemic.
Washington had the worst weekly outbreaks per person in Columbia County, with 753 cases per 100,000 per week; Franklin County at 727; and Okanogan County at 713. 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 4,321 cases; Pierce County with 3,139 cases; and Spokane County at 2,213. The weekly number of cases has increased in 28 districts compared to the previous week. The worst increases from the previous week’s pace were in Yakima, Clark and Spokane counties.
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Washington ranked 12th among states for the proportion of people who received at least one vaccination, with 68.4% of its residents being at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 62.3%, 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 Saturday, Washington reported that an additional 137,055 doses of vaccine had been administered, including 75,387 initial doses. In the previous week, the state administered 134,124 vaccine doses, including 76,060 first doses. In total, Washington reported that it delivered a total of 9,582,976 doses.
Across Washington, cases fell in nine counties, with the best declines in Snohomish County with 1,889 cases from 2,139 a week earlier; in Island County with 116 cases out of 184; and in Thurston County with 713 cases out of 781.
In Washington, 184 people were reported dead from COVID-19 in the week to Sunday. 151 people had been reported dead the week before.
A total of 575,490 people in Washington have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 6,691 people have died from the disease, data from Johns Hopkins University shows. In the United States, 39,944,987 people tested positive and 648,468 people have died.
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USA TODAY analyzed the federal hospital data on Thursday, September 2nd.
Probably State-Admitted COVID Patients:
- Last week: 2,355
- The week before: 2,319
- Four weeks ago: 1,582
Likely COVID Patients Admitted to the Nation:
- Last week: 128.205
- The week before: 128,869
- Four weeks ago: 95,496
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