Weekly Report: 317 More COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death in Yakima County | Local

The Yakima Health District recorded 317 new COVID-19 cases and 1 death from the virus this week.

Seven more people were hospitalized in Yakima County in this period. On Friday, nineteen people were hospitalized, with three intubated.

The health district reported that 650 people recovered from the illness during the week. With these, there are already 24 thousand 508 people recovered.

Since the pandemic began in March, Yakima County has recorded a total of 27,224 COVID-19 cases. The death toll is 374.

Yakima and the other five counties in the south central region entered Phase 2 of the state reopening plan on Sunday.

The announcement came after the state found incorrect data on people entering Providence St. Mary’s Medical Center in Walla Walla that prevented the county from moving forward at the beginning of last week.

Vaccine

Yakima County continues to receive more doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

This week, the county obtained 3,700 doses of vaccine, including 500 first doses and 3,200 second doses, according to the health district. The state has prioritized second doses this week.

The state is in Phase 1B-1 of the COVID-19 vaccination plan, which means that all people over the age of 65 are eligible, as well as people over the age of 50 living in multi-generational households. Also those who work in the health sector, emergencies, frontline personnel and residents of long-term care centers.

Residents can check if they are eligible in the tool Find your Phase when filling out the questionnaire. The state’s COVID hotline is 1-800-525-0127, dial #.

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People eligible for the vaccine can go to the Yakima Health District’s COVID-19 vaccine site at https://www.yakimacounty.us/2510/25999/VACUNA-CONTRA-COVID-19

There, the Yakima Health District has an up-to-date list of providers who administer vaccines to schedule an appointment to get the vaccine. All clinics require an appointment.

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