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The Washington state Department of Health reported 781 new COVID-19 cases Monday and 49 new deaths since Wednesday.
As of Monday, statewide totals from the illness caused by the coronavirus are 773,069 and 9,257 deaths. The case total includes 92,942 infections listed as probable. Death data is considered complete only through Nov. 12. DOH revises previous case and death counts daily.
Washington’s population is estimated at about 7.7 million, according to the latest U.S. Census figures.
From Nov. 17-23, 19.5 percent of staffed intensive care unit (ICU) beds in Washington were occupied by COVID-19 patients.
For the past seven days, Washington has had a downward trending case rate of 79.2 per 100,000 people.
The national rate for the same period was 156 per 100,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to DOH, 61.6 percent of the total state population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
On the national level, 59.1 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated, according to CDC statistics.
On Sept. 15, DOH stopped updating testing statistics on its website because it was having difficulty processing an increase in data. The agency said the halt in updating will continue through 2021.
U.S. and world numbers
There have been more than 48.3 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 777,745 deaths from the virus in the United States as of Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States has the highest total number of reported cases and deaths of any nation.
More than 5.2 million people have died from the disease worldwide. Global cases exceed 261 million.