Latest Washington state coronavirus, COVID-19 cases, deaths

The Washington State Department of Health reported 1,225 new COVID-19 cases and 37 deaths on Wednesday. The data was incomplete, DOH said, due to a problem in the processing system.

As of Wednesday, state totals for coronavirus disease are 787,245 cases and 9,497 deaths. The total number of cases includes 95,279 infections classified as probable. Death data is considered complete only until November 21. DOH reviews previous case and death counts daily.

Washington’s population is estimated at around 7.7 million, according to the latest US census figures.


From November 26 to December 26. 2, 18.6 percent of staffed intensive care unit (ICU) beds in Washington were occupied by COVID-19 patients.

Case rates

Over the past seven days, Washington has had a trending case rate of 152 per 100,000 residents.

The national rate for the same period was 247 per 100,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


According to DOH, 61.9 percent of the state’s total population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Nationwide, 60.4 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated, according to CDC statistics.

US and world numbers

There have been more than 49.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 793,074 deaths from the virus in the United States as of Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States has the highest total number of reported cases and deaths of any country.

More than 5.27 million people have died from the disease worldwide. Global cases exceed 267 million.


On September 15, DOH stopped updating testing statistics on its website because it was having difficulty processing a data surge. The agency said the update outage will continue until 2021.

Craig Sailor has worked for The News Tribune since 1998 as a writer, editor and photographer. He previously worked at The Olympian and other Nevada and California newspapers. He has a BA in journalism from San José State University.


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