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Washington enters fifth COVID-19 wave as delta variant cases surge

SEATTLE — Washington wrapped up the week with surging cases of the delta variant that has effectively placed the state in a "fifth wave" of COVID cases. The latest data from the Washington Department of Health showed COVID cases and the percentage of positive COVID tests rose in the last few weeks, compared to weeks prior.
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Marion, Jefferson, Clinton, Washington, Clay, and Wayne County all now in COVID-19 highest risk category

Marion County remains in the high-risk category for COVID-19 in the weekly figures being released Friday by the CDC. There were 119 cases during the week for an infection rate of 319.85 per 100,000. That’s nearly double last year’s number and is well above the 100 per 100,000 rate required to be in the high category. The county’s positivity rate for the past week was 7.66 percent.
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Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers confirmed Friday in Washington state

The Washington state Department of Health reported 714 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths Friday. Statewide totals from the illness caused by the coronavirus are 473,076 and 6,122 deaths. Those numbers are up from 472,362 cases and 6,119 deaths as of Thursday. The case total includes 40,728 infections listed as probable. DOH revises previous case and death counts daily.
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State health officials report more than 700 new coronavirus cases Friday

OLYMPIA, Wash. – On Friday, Washington state health officials reported more than 700 new coronavirus cases. In total, the Washington State Department of Health reported 714 new coronavirus cases, 63 hospitalizations, and three deaths. Friday’s numbers bring the state’s totals to 473,076 cases, 26,711 hospitalizations, and 6,122 deaths.
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Staffing shortage closes Washington standalone ED

St. Michael Medical Center's Bremerton, Wash., location, a standalone emergency and trauma center, is temporarily closing July 30 because of staffing shortages and has not provided a reopening date, according to the Kitsap Sun, citing an announcement from Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, which operates the ED. Seattle-based Virginia Mason Franciscan...
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Masks required for all K-12 students and staff heading back to the classroom

Submitted by the Washington State Department of Health. Safely returning to the classroom for full-time in-person instruction this school year is important for students, teachers, and staff. On July 28, the Washington State Department of Health released updated guidance for the 2021-2022 school year, doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/820-105-K12Schools2021-2022.pdf. DOH’s guidance aims to minimize transmission and maximize in-person instruction and is informed by the latest science, recently released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance and recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Report: 94% of COVID-19 deaths in WA among not fully vaccinated

OLYMPIA — More than 94% of Washington’s recent COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations have been among not fully vaccinated people, according to a new report from the state Department of Health. The report released Wednesday shows between February and June, residents age 12 and older who weren’t fully vaccinated accounted...