Washington state opened businesses to 100 percent capacity June 30, bringing the state back to a sense of seeming normalcy for the first time since the pandemic forced shutdowns in March 2020. People who are unvaccinated are asked to continue wearing masks when indoors in public.
Whatcom County has had a total of 9,905 confirmed and probable cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to June 28 Washington state Department of Health (DOH) data. The county’s death toll remains at 103.
Covid-19 case increased in four school districts: Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden and Nooksack Valley. Blaine school district increased from 58 to 84 cases per 100,000 people last week. The school district has had seven confirmed Covid-19 cases since last week.
Just over 53 percent of county residents are fully vaccinated and 5.7 percent are either waiting for their second dose or for the two weeks after receiving their last vaccine dose, according to the department. The department reports 121,594 county residents are fully vaccinated and 12,867 residents are in the process of becoming fully vaccinated. For county residents 12 and older, 68 percent are either fully vaccinated or are in the process of becoming fully vaccinated.
Statewide, 7,795,522 vaccine doses have been administered. In all, 49.9 percent of people in Washington are fully vaccinated and 5.2 are in the process of becoming fully vaccinated. Right now, 60.4 percent of people 16 and older are fully vaccinated and 5.9 are in the process of becoming vaccinated. Washington state has had 451,248 confirmed and probable cases since the start of the pandemic (the 36,739 probable cases came from an antigen test). In all, 5,920 people in Washington with the virus have died and 25,455 have been hospitalized.
For more Whatcom County information, visit whatcomcounty.us/covidvaccine and whatcomcounty.us/coviddata. State information is available at bit.ly/3r2URJj. Vaccine locations can be found at bit.ly/3nZiMqr. For CDC data, visit bit.ly/39Kt4qh.