Grays Harbor County COVID-19 case count tops 500

Grays Harbor County’s total COVID-19 case count has topped 500, with 26 new cases reported Monday, a total of 505 cases since the pandemic started.

The number of cases reported by Grays Harbor Public Health in September has risen to 205, topping August’s 188, and compared to 68 in July.

As of Monday there are 81 cases considered active, those under isolation or quarantine. There were 53 new case contacts reported Monday, and a total of 230 active contact investigations underway, compared to 229 Friday. The total number of case investigations for the pandemic stands at 1044.

The number of Hispanics who have tested positive has grown by 10 since Friday’s numbers to 190; the number of whites by 14 to 267. Females account for 260 cases so far, males 245.

The majority of cases in the county, 189, have been reported in the 20-39-year-old range, followed by 136 in the 40-59 range and 63 in the 60-79 range.

While numbers from the state Department of Health don’t match precisely with daily numbers from county health departments, they do provide insight into surrounding counties and how they stack up with Grays Harbor.

As of Sunday, Pacific County had 80 confirmed cases and three deaths. Lewis County had 522 confirmed cases and four deaths. Thurston County had 1,087 cases and 17 deaths. Mason County had 396 confirmed cases and four deaths. Jefferson County had 71 confirmed cases and no deaths. Grays Harbor County reported its seventh death attributed to COVID-19 Friday.

In terms of total testing, the state has Grays Harbor at 9,571 administered; Pacific County 2,578; Lewis County 11,972; Thurston County 43,084; Mason County 10,426; and Jefferson County 2,891, according to the latest state Department of Health statistics.