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Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers confirmed Wednesday in Washington state

News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. logoNews Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. 6/24/2021 Lauren Kirschman, The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)

Jun. 23—The Washington state Department of Health reported 803 new COVID-19 cases and 46 deaths Wednesday.

Wednesday's case counts include a backlog of cases identified and processed Tuesday. They occurred November 2020 up to present.

Statewide totals from the illness caused by the coronavirus are 448,945 and 5,889 deaths. Those numbers are up from 448,142 and 5,843 deaths as of Tuesday. The case total includes 36,364 infections listed as probable. 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 June 12, the date with the most recent complete data, 29 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 were admitted to Washington state hospitals.

Case rates

For the past seven days, Washington has had an increasing case rate of 39.2 per 100,000 people.

The national rate for the same period was 23.8 per 100,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


According to the CDC, more than 8.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Washington.

On the national level, 319.8 million shots of the approved vaccines have been given, according to CDC statistics.

As of Wednesday, 59.3% of Washington residents and 56.1% 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 June 14, the most recent date with confirmed testing data, 20,279 specimens were collected statewide, with 2.3% testing positive.

The average positive test rate for the seven days prior was steady at 2.8%. The test numbers reflect only polymerase chain reaction tests, which are administered while the virus is presumably still active in the body.

County numbers

According to DOH data, King County, with the state's highest population, continues to have the highest numbers in Washington, with 112,120 cases and 1,650 deaths. Pierce County, second in population, is second in cases, with 56,684. Pierce County has the second-highest number of deaths, at 640, 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 33.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 602,773 deaths from the virus in the United States as of Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States has the highest total number of reported cases and deaths of any nation.

More than 3.8 million people have died from the disease worldwide. Global cases exceed 179.3 million.


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