Thurston County’s New Weekly COVID-19 Cases Decrease


Thurston County Public Health and Social Services reported an over 80-case decrease in new COVID-19 infections, with the number decreasing to 196 during the period of July 26 to Aug. 1. During the week of July 19-25, there were 269 new infections, bringing the running total for infections throughout the pandemic in the county to 11,887 as of Aug. 2.

By comparison, the highest number of new cases reported in a single week was 485 during the week of Dec. 7-13, 2020.

Two new deaths were reported on July 29, both men. One was in his 50s and the other in his 70s. Thurston County’s total deaths have increased to 102, according to the health department. The percent of those infected with COVID-19 who have died stands at 1 percent for the county, according to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).

Out of the 11,293 total county cases reported by Aug. 2, patients who have recovered or are recovering increased to 11,293, according to reports from Thurston County Public Health and Social Services.

Since last reported, there have been 22 new hospitalizations in Thurston County, according to DOH, making the total number since the start of the pandemic land at 788 as of Aug. 1.

Health care workers have administered a total of 298,865 vaccine doses countywide since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the DOH.

In neighboring Pierce County, four new deaths were reported and new cases have increased to 152.9 per 100,000 population as reported during the 14-day period between July 9-22, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The total number of cases in the county is set to 53,452 as of Aug. 2 with 635 total deaths.

In Washington state, as of Aug. 1, there were 434,550 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 41,331 probable cases, a total of 26,957 people have been hospitalized due to the illness, and 6,127 people have died, according to DOH. The statewide rate of those who have died after contracting the virus stands at 1.3 percent. And about 8.18 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state.

Nationwide, as of press deadline, there were 34,972,532 total cases since the start of the pandemic, 611,051 confirmed deaths and about 347 million doses of vaccines were administered, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New cases and deaths over the last 30 days have continued on an upward trajectory, CDC graphs indicated.