The Washington state Department of Health reported 717 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths Monday.
Pierce County reported 97 cases and no new deaths. The county has 551 deaths likely caused by COVID-19, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
Statewide totals from the illness caused by the coronavirus are 423,382 and 5,640 deaths. Those numbers are up from 422,665 cases and 5,622 deaths as of Saturday. The case total includes 32,752 infections listed as probable and total case counts may include up to 100 duplicates. DOH revises previous case and death counts daily.
Washington’s population is estimated at about 7.6 million, according to U.S. Census figures from July 2019.
As of May 6, the date with the most recent complete data, 67 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 were admitted to Washington state hospitals.
For the past seven days, Washington has had an increasing case rate of 98.9 per 100,000 people. The national rate for the same period was 63.7 per 100,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to the CDC, more than 6.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Washington.
On the national level, more than 157.1 million shots of the approved vaccines have been given, according to CDC statistics.
As of Monday, 37.54% of Washington residents and 47.1% of the adult U.S. population have been fully vaccinated.
On April 15, all Washington residents ages 16 and older became eligible for the vaccine.
On April 28, the most recent date with confirmed testing data, 19,261 specimens were collected statewide, with 6.9% testing positive.
The average positive test rate for the seven days prior was 6.9%. The test numbers reflect only polymerase chain reaction tests, which are administered while the virus is presumably still active in the body.
According to DOH data, King County, with the state’s highest population, continues to have the highest numbers in Washington, with 107,366 cases and 1,546 deaths. Pierce County, second in population, is second in cases, with 52,749. Pierce County has the second-highest number of deaths, at 667, according to DOH, which counts deaths differently than the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
All counties in Washington have at least 100 cases. Only 11 of the state’s 39 counties have case counts of fewer than 1,000.
U.S. and world numbers
There have been more than 32.9 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 586,330 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 3.3 million people have died from the disease worldwide. Global cases exceed 163 million.