Thurston County Sees Decrease in COVID Cases as 189 are Reported


New cases of COVID-19 in Thurston County saw a decrease as the health department reported 189 new cases during the period of April 11 through April 17.

The prior week there were 272 COVID-19 cases and no deaths reported between April 4 and April 10.

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

Out of the 45,956 total county cases reported by April 19, patients who have recovered or are recovering increased to 45,585, according to the county health department.

As of April 19, the DOH reported a total of 2,230 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 .1 per 100,000 population, and new cases were at 73.8 per 100,000 population as of April 19, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The total number of cases in the county reached 193,359 as of April 19 with 1,392 deaths, according to DOH.

In Washington state, as of April 17, there were 1,477,863 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, a total of 59,795 people have been hospitalized because of the illness, and 12,626 people have died, according to DOH.

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

Nationwide, as of April 19, there were 80,476,479 total cases since the start of the pandemic. There were 986,123 confirmed deaths and 82.2% 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 slow upwards trajectory, while new deaths over the last 30 days are on a steady downward trend, CDC graphs indicated.