Benton County, WA Coronavirus

Tri-cities, WAWalla Walla Union-Bulletin

COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Tri-Cities more than doubles in a week

The number of people hospitalized locally for treatment of COVID-19 has doubled in a week, according to data from the Benton Franklin Health District. It is the highest number of hospitalized COVID patients reported by the local health district in more than five months. Public health officials are blaming the...
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Tri-Cities now among the highest COVID case rates in WA state, West Coast

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Health officials with the Benton Franklin Health District (BFHD) held a press conference Thursday morning alerting the community that COVID case numbers are continuing to rise despite Washington’s population hitting 70% fully vaccinated. In the Tri-Cities, only 38% of Benton County’s total population is fully vaccinated. Franklin...
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Tri-Cities not catching up with the rest of WA state on COVID vaccinations

The Tri-Cities area is not catching up to Washington state rates of COVID-19 vaccination, according to data from the state Department of Health. In most of the ways the state figures vaccination rates — whether by age or by people partly or fully vaccinated — Benton County tends to lag the state by 12 to 14 percentage points and Franklin County lags by 19 to 22 percentage points.
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4 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Tri-Cities area

TRI-CITIES -- The Benton-Franklin Health District announced 21 new cases of coronavirus and four recent deaths in the Tri-Cities area on Friday, June 11, 2021. 16 new cases of coronavirus were announced in Benton County on Friday. This brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Benton County to 16,845. The current case rate in Benton County is 116 new cases of coronavirus per 100,000 people in a 14-day period. Officials announced two recent deaths due to COVID in Benton County. So far, 221 residents of Benton County have died from the virus.