Thurston County saw a decrease in weekly COVID-19 cases during the period of Jan 31 through Feb. 6 as the health department tallied 1,548 new cases and 12 deaths.
The prior week there were 2,807 COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths reported between Jan. 24 and Jan. 30.
The county recorded the deaths of a woman in her 40s, a woman in her 50s, a man in his 60s, five women and one man in their 70s, and three women in their 80s.
The running total of infections throughout the pandemic in the county landed at 42,178 as of Feb. 6, according to the health department.
The Washington State Department of Health no longer reports death percentages.
Out of the 42,178 total county cases reported by Feb. 3, patients who have recovered or are recovering increased to 38,975, according to the health department.
As of Feb. 6, the Washington Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 2,116 COVID-related hospitalizations in Thurston County.
Health care workers have vaccinated 64% of the population countywide since the beginning of the pandemic, according to DOH.
In neighboring Pierce County, deaths landed at 5.5 per 100,000 population, and new cases have increased to 3,700 per 100,000 population as reported on the morning of Feb. 6, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The total number of cases in the county reached 180,508 as of Feb. 6 with 1,200 deaths.
In Washington state, as of Feb. 6, there were 1,382,782 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, a total of 55,913 people have been hospitalized because of the illness, and 11,099 people have died, according to DOH.
About 12.82 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state.
Nationwide, as of press deadline, there were 76,415,622 total cases since the start of the pandemic. There were 899,756 confirmed deaths and 80.4% 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 downward trajectory, while new deaths over the last 30 days are also on a steady trend, CDC graphs indicated.