Whatcom County has had 13,528 probable and confirmed Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to September 13 Washington State Department of Health data. The death toll in Whatcom County is now 129 for Covid-19 deaths.
Three people died from Covid-19 during the week of August 29: A vaccinated man in his 80s, an unvaccinated woman in her 30s and an unvaccinated man in his 50s. In total, eight fully vaccinated people have died from Covid-19 in Whatcom County. Covid-19 deaths make up 1 percent of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Whatcom County.
Three fully vaccinated individuals were hospitalized the week of August 29, and 23 unvaccinated individuals were hospitalized, according to the health department’s weekly Covid-19 data report that was released September 9. Since the start of the pandemic, 660 people have been hospitalized for Covid-19.
On September 15, 34 people at PeaceHealth had either been admitted for Covid-19 or tested positive for Covid-19 after being admitted for another reason.
The Covid-19 case rates for unvaccinated people was 506 per 100,000 people, while the case rates for fully vaccinated people was 152 per 100,000. Of the 609 Covid-19 cases reported for the week of August 29, 151 were breakthrough cases.
The Blaine school district area has the second highest Covid-19 case rate in the county at 694 cases per 100,000 people. Blaine school district has had 66 confirmed cases since last week.
Covid-19 case rates remain the highest among 24-44 year olds with 639 cases per 100,000 people. Children under 17 years old have the second highest Covid-19 case rates among age groups with 573 cases per 100,000 people.
As of September 9, 58.5 percent of Whatcom County residents are fully vaccinated and 5.7 are in the process of being vaccinated. Whatcom County has 52,000 residents who are eligible for the vaccine but have not had their first shot, according to the health department.