Kitsap County’s COVID-19 new cases flat; Washington cases fall 8.9% – Kitsap Sun

Washington state reported 11,641 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, down 8.9% from the previous week. Then, 12,779 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 were reported.

Washington state ranked 31st among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States increased 15.5% from the week before, with 646,627 cases reported. With 2.29% of the country’s population, Washington state had 1.8% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 39 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.

Kitsap County reported 310 cases and four deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 314 cases and three deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 17,832 cases and 244 deaths.

Mason County reported 130 cases and six deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 134 cases and one death. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 6,291 cases and 80 deaths.

Across Washington state, cases fell in 26 counties, with the best declines in Pierce County, with 1,303 cases from 1,917 a week earlier; in Spokane County, with 1,114 cases from 1,364; and in Skagit County, with 307 cases from 474.

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Washington ranked 15th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 71.5% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 68.8%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.

In the week ending Thursday, Washington reported administering another 311,996 vaccine doses, including 103,007 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 189,307 vaccine doses, including 30,192 first doses. In all, Washington reported it has administered 10,993,344 total doses.

Within Washington, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Chelan County with 376 cases per 100,000 per week; Douglas County with 329; and Lincoln County with 302. The Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.

Adding the most new cases overall were King County, with 2,123 cases; Snohomish County, with 1,909 cases; and Pierce County, with 1,303. Weekly case counts rose in 13 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week’s pace were in Snohomish, Jefferson and San Juan counties.

In Washington, 176 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 136 people were reported dead.

A total of 762,118 people in Washington have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 9,110 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 47,730,591 people have tested positive and 771,118 people have died.

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Washington’s COVID-19 hospital admissions staying flat

USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Sunday, Nov. 21.

Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:

  • Last week: 1,910
  • The week before that: 1,882
  • Four weeks ago: 1,989

Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:

  • Last week: 76,370
  • The week before that: 71,101
  • Four weeks ago: 72,732

Hospitals in 36 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 27 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive-care beds. Hospitals in 34 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the latest week than a week prior, the USA TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at mstucka@gannett.com.

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