Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: February 5


There have been 1,492 Covid-19 cases in Whatcom County in the past week (February 6 to February 13), or 4.1 percent of the county’s total Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to Whatcom County Health Department data.

All school districts decreased in Covid-19 cases rate between February 5 and January 29. The Blaine school district area had the third highest Covid-19 case rates in the county, at 758 cases per 100,000 people. The Lynden school district area had the highest Covid-19 cases in the county, with 1,046 cases per 100,000 people. Mount Baker school district had the lowest case rate at 311 cases per 100,000.

Eleven county residents died from Covid-19 in the past week, bringing the virus death toll to 253 people in Whatcom County.

On February 15, 32 PeaceHealth patients had either been admitted for Covid-19 or tested positive for Covid-19 after being admitted for another reason.

Children 5-17 years old have the highest Covid-19 transmissions in the county, with 1,156 cases per 100,000, a 34.3 percent case rate decrease from the previous week. People 65 and older had the lowest case rates with 336 cases per 100,000, a slight increase from the
previous week.

The health department released its weekly Covid-19 report for January 30 through February 5. The county averaged 200 new cases during this time, down from 320 daily cases during the last week of January. Four people died that week: A vaccinated woman in her 50s, a vaccinated woman in her 60s, a vaccinated woman in her 80s and an unvaccinated man in his 60s. 

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