The highest number of people with Covid-19 at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center was reported this week. On October 25, 42 people at the hospital had either been admitted for Covid-19 or tested positive for Covid-19 after being admitted for another reason.
Out of 39 of the people in the hospital October 25, 33 were unvaccinated and six were vaccinated, according to a presentation Whatcom County Health Department officials gave county council on Tuesday. Eleven of the 12 people in ICU were unvaccinated.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 810 people have been hospitalized in Whatcom County for Covid-19.
Whatcom County has had 16,244 probable and confirmed Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to October 25 Washington State Department of Health data. Four people died of Covid-19 in the past week, increasing the number of deaths to 156. The number of deaths makes up 1 percent of total confirmed Covid-19 cases in Whatcom County.
The Blaine school district area’s Covid-19 case rate increased from 64 cases per 100,000 people to 175 cases per 100,000 this week. Blaine has the third lowest case rate in the county. Blaine school district has had 34 confirmed cases since last week.
County residents 5-17 years old continue to have the highest Covid-19 case rates with 325 cases per 100,000 people. People 25-44 years old have the second highest transmission rates with 277 cases per 100,000.
For more Whatcom County information, visit whatcomcounty.us/covidvaccine and whatcomcounty.us/coviddata. State information is available at
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