County reports three new COVID-related deaths on Wednesday

The COVID-related death toll in Grays Harbor County climbed Wednesday after the Grays Harbor County Department of Public Health & Social Services provided its latest update.

On its COVID-19 website, the county health department reported three new deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total across the county to 24 since March. Seven of those deaths have been reported in December.

No further details regarding the deaths were available at the time of this writing.

While Wednesday’s numbers reflect an increase in deaths and overall cases, the latest set of data shows decreases elsewhere. Nineteen new cases were reported, bringing the total case count to 2,078. The county had been averaging just over 60 new cases per day over the previous six days, including 54 new cases reported on Tuesday.

The county also reported a significant drop in active cases on Wednesday, reducing the active case count to 599, a 37 case drop from the previous day’s report.

According to the state Department of Health’s Phase and Risk assessment website, 71.1% of adult staffed acute care hospital beds and 73.2% of adult ICU staffed hospital beds are occupied as of Monday in the West Region, which included Grays Harbor, Thurston and Lewis counties. Of those beds, 12.7% and 16% are occupied by COVID-19 patients, respectively.

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