Covid-19 rates significantly decreased in all school district areas over the past week.
The Blaine school district area case rates folded from 106 cases per 100,000 people to 58 cases per 100,000 people. The district had 11 new cases in the latest reporting week.
Mount Baker school district area had the lowest case rate in the county with only one case in the last reporting week. Blaine and Ferndale had the highest case rates at 58.
Case rates were highest for county residents 18-24 years old, who averaged 82 cases per 100,000 people.
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham is no longer publishing the number of hospital patients who were either admitted for Covid-19 or tested positive after being admitted for another reason. The hospital said on its website this is because of declining transmission rates and the probability that Covid-19 will remain in the county.
As of March 20, there have been 286 Covid-19 deaths in Whatcom County.
The Whatcom County health department released its weekly Covid-19 report for February 27 to March 12. During that time, five Whatcom County residents died from Covid-19: Two men in their 60s, a woman in her 70s, a woman and man in their 80s.
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