Local COVID-19 cases are decreasing

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- Skagit County has a total of 12,642 cases; an increase of 285 new cases since last Wednesday. This is just over 100 cases less than last week’s update, according to a news release from Skagit County.

Hospitalizations are at 724 total (increased by 23 since Wednesday), and 127 deaths (increased by 1).

Skagit’s case and hospitalization rates are also decreasing, though they are still much higher than officials would like. Currently, the county is at a case rate of 653.1 per 100k over the last 14 days and a hospitalization rate of 16.9 per 100k over the last seven days.

A total of 198,456 doses COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Skagit County. The county is now at 76.0% partially vaccinated amongst the population 12 years and older, and 70.0% fully vaccinated amongst Skagitonians 12 and older.