Covid-19 cases in Whatcom County by school district, January 16

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As of January 18, Whatcom County has had a total of 4,880 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 56 deaths, according to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).

Nooksack Valley school district had the highest rate of new cases in the past two weeks, with 1,662 per 100,000 people. Blaine had a rate of 341 per 100,000 in that period, which is the second lowest behind Bellingham school district. In total, 236 people have been hospitalized with the virus in Whatcom County.

Whatcom County had a rate of 418 newly diagnosed and probable cases per 100,000 people over the past two weeks. In the county, 23.5 percent of adult ICU beds were occupied by Covid-19 patients.

About 5,944 vaccine doses have been administered in the county, and 294,386 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, according to DOH data.

Washington state has had 279,421 total confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic. About 3,940 people in Washington with the virus have died as of January 18 and 16,642 have been hospitalized.

The U.S. has had 23,839,868 total confirmed Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, 1,516,910 of which were reported in the past week, according to January 21 CDC data.

More information is available on the Washington State Department of Health’s Covid-19 data dashboard here.

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