Washington Reports 609 Coronavirus Cases Saturday

SEATTLE — Officials reported 609 more confirmed cases of the coronavirus Saturday. No new deaths were reported, as the state no longer updates the death toll over the weekend.

Though 609 cases is significantly less than the nearly 700 new cases reported Friday, it does continue a recent trend of higher daily case counts than the state saw for most of September.

As of the latest report from the Washington state Department of Health, a total of 89,419 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in laboratories and 2,142 people have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, 1,922,956 coronavirus tests have been performed in Washington state. Over the past week, 3.3 percent of tests have come back positive, up from the same time last week. The state’s goal is to test widely enough that that number falls below 2 percent.

The state is not only pulling away from meeting that key metric, but is also losing ground on another important success metric: the number of coronavirus cases per every 100,000 residents. Over the past two weeks, Washington saw 75.5 new coronavirus cases per every 100,000 Washingtonians, up from around 70 last Saturday. The goal is to have fewer than 25.

Total coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths by county:

County

Confirmed Cases

Hospitalizations

Deaths

Adams

875

52

10

Asotin

126

13

3

Benton

4,656 (+29)

391 (+1)

132

Chelan

1,874 (+6)

76

16

Clallam

237 (+1)

7

1

Clark

3,429 (+41)

291

68

Columbia

14

3

1

Cowlitz

695 (+5)

43

7

Douglas

1,193 (+1)

60

9

Ferry

30

1

0

Franklin

4,374 (+23)

315

66

Garfield

13

0

0

Grant

3,027 (+12)

153

22

Grays Harbor

542 (+9)

38

10

Island

318 (+1)

37

12

Jefferson

72 (+1)

12 (+1)

0

King

22,916 (+167)

2,447 (+10)

767

Kitsap

1,262 (+8)

100 (+1)

14

Kittitas

553 (+1)

24

22

Klickitat

199 (+2)

11

3

Lewis

580 (+13)

44

5

Lincoln

60 (+2)

3

1

Mason

434 (+1)

23

7

Okanogan

1,057

47

10

Pacific

88 (+2)

8

3

Pend Oreille

77 (+6)

6

0

Pierce

8,247 (+67)

873 (+3)

207

San Juan

29

2

0

Skagit

1,124 (+5)

98

22

Skamania

65

6

1

Snohomish

7,122 (+39)

827 (+3)

212

Spokane

7,254 (+67)

510 (+3)

172

Stevens

193 (+4)

18 (+1)

3

Thurston

1,175 (+16)

110 (+1)

19

Wahkiakum

7 (+1)

0

0

Walla Walla

927 (+5)

54

5

Whatcom

1,384 (+7)

100

46

Whitman

1,374 (+26)

4 (+1)

0

Yakima

11,489 (+18)

797 (+1)

262 (-1)

Unassigned

328 (+23)

7

4 (+1)

Total

89,419 (+609)

7,611 (+25)

2,142

The above numbers are provided by the state Department of Health, and some numbers differ from the totals provided separately by county health agencies.

This article originally appeared on the Gig Harbor Patch

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