Washington state records over 7,000 deaths from COVID-19

SEATTLE (AP) — More than 7,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Washington state, according to data from the state Department of Health.

The state reported the milestone on Tuesday, The Seattle Times reported.

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Washington eclipsed 6,000 deaths on July 12 and 5,000 deaths on March 3 this year. The nation’s first reported COVID-19 death, which took place in King County, was announced March 1, 2020.

The state agency on Tuesday reported 2,820 new coronavirus cases and 56 new deaths from COVID-19. The latest update brings the state’s totals to 609,911 cases and 7,037 deaths.

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Since vaccinations started in mid-December, the state and health care providers have administered 8,774,782 doses. Data also shows just over 56% of all Washingtonians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

As of Monday data shows 75.1% of Washingtonians 12 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 68.1% of people 12 and older are fully vaccinated.

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