Whatcom County has had a total of 8,522 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 333 probable cases (8,855 total cases), according to May 10 Washington State Department of Health (DOH) data. Two people died from Covid-19 in the past week, which brought the county’s death toll to 93. The percent of deaths per total confirmed cases is 1.1 percent.
The Blaine school district decreased in Covid-19 case rates, along with Ferndale, Bellingham and Mount Baker. Blaine school district decreased from 296 cases per 100,000 people last week to 188 cases per 100,000. The school district had 14 confirmed Covid-19 cases since last week. Lynden, Meridian and Nooksack Valley school districts increased in case rates.
The county should receive at least 1,870 first doses of vaccine this week, although this number is not final and is likely to increase. Last week, Whatcom County received 10,890 first doses.
About 35.7 percent of county residents are fully vaccinated and 47 percent have received at least one vaccine dose, according to the department. The department reports 81,411 county residents are fully vaccinated and 107,130 residents have received their first shot.
Statewide, 5,960,719 vaccine doses have been administered. About 34.2 percent of people in Washington are fully vaccinated and 45.6 percent have received one dose.
Washington state has had 384,929 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic and 32,001 probable cases (probable cases come from an antigen test). In all, 5,593 people in Washington with the virus have died as of May 10 and 22,954 have been hospitalized.
For more Whatcom County information, visit whatcomcounty.us/covidvaccine and whatcomcounty.us/coviddata. State information is available at bit.ly/3r2URJj. Vaccine locations can be found at bit.ly/3nZiMqr. For CDC data, visit bit.ly/39Kt4qh.