New case numbers dropping in Grays Harbor County

Four additional COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Grays Harbor County Tuesday, Feb. 16, bringing the pandemic total to 45.

According to Department of Health data as of Feb. 17, the rate of deaths per total cases in the county is 1.4% — the same as the statewide rate. In total, 33 of the deaths have come since Nov. 1.

Case counts remain high in the county, but have been trending lower since a surge around the holidays.

There were 68 new COVID-19 cases reported between Feb. 10 and Feb. 17. There were 24 cases reported Feb. 10, and 25 reported Feb. 12; the total as of Feb. 17 stood at 3,227.

By comparison, between Jan. 10 and Jan. 18, there were 177 cases reported in the county. In a four day stretch around New Year’s Day, between Dec. 30 and Jan. 3, 265 cases were reported.

Hospitalizations stand at 153 total since the pandemic began. There were three new hospitalizations reported between Feb. 10 and Feb. 17. Going back to the week of Jan. 10 to Jan. 18, there were 11 new hospitalizations reported.

According to state data as of Feb. 15, the rate of new cases over two weeks per 100,000 population in Grays Harbor County is 310.3. Statewide, that number is 237.7.

Current statewide and county COVID-19 updates can be found on the state Department of Health COVID-19 data dashboard,