Thurston County Public Health and Social Services reported a sharp decrease in new COVID-19 infections, with the number down to 159 during the period of May 31 to June 6, as compared to 457 new infections during the week of May 24-30, bringing the running total for infections throughout the pandemic in the county to 10,464 as of June 7.
By comparison, the highest number of new cases reported in a single week was 485 during the week of Dec. 7-13, 2020.
One new death was reported during the week, a man in his 40s, so Thurston County’s total deaths has risen to 93, according to Thurston County Public Health and Social Services. 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 10,464 total county cases reported by June 7, patients who have recovered or are recovering has increased to 9,557 from 9,179, according to reports from Thurston County Public Health and Social Services.
Since last reported, there have been 21 new hospitalizations in Thurston County, according to DOH, making the total number since the start of the pandemic increase to 671 as of June 6.
Health care workers have administered a total of 263,068 vaccine doses countywide since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the DOH.
In neighboring Pierce County, seven new deaths were reported and new cases have fallen to 172.2 per 100,000 population as reported during the 14-day period between May 14-27, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The total number of cases in the county climbed to 450,046 with 580 total deaths.
In Washington state, as of June 6, there were 440,889 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 34,969 probable cases, a total of 24,535 people have been hospitalized due to the illness, and 5,856 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 7.25 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state.
Nationwide, as of press deadline, there were 33,193,680 total cases, 594,802 confirmed deaths and about 302.8 million doses of vaccines were administered, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New cases over the last 30 days have been on a downward trend, though new deaths have seen a slight uptick while still on an overall downward trend, CDC graphs indicated.