One new COVID case reported Wednesday

Grays Harbor Public Health reported one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 876.

In the last five days, 37 new cases have been reported in the county — 28 between Nov. 12 and Nov. 15, eight Nov. 16, and the one Nov. 17. Daily updates use data from 11:59 p.m. the previous day. For example, Wednesday’s update used data from 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

Public health listed the total active cases still under isolation or quarantine at 64 Wednesday, with 177 active contact investigations, bringing the county’s total contact investigations to 1,413. The total deaths stand at 15.

The county recently added a graph of transmission type, how cases were contracted. Wednesday, 60% were attributed to contact with existing cases, 35% to community transmission — where a specific point of transmission cannot be pinpointed — and 5% to travel.

The case count for November as of Wednesday is 92. The peak month for cases was September with 263, followed by October with 212. There are 13 cases listed as “unknown” as to which month they should be attributed.

The breakdown of cases by ethnicity from high to low is about 55% percent white, 33% Hispanic (Hispanics represent about 10% of the total population of the county), about 4% unknown, 3% American Indian, 3% bi-racial, and 1% black. The majority of cases, 286, have been reported in the 20-39-year-old age range, followed by 239 40-59, and 157 60-79. There have been 156 cases among those in the 0-19-year-old range.

Grays Harbor County as of Monday was reporting 153.7 newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population during the previous two weeks, according to state data. Pacific County’s rate has surged to 194.1. The statewide number stands at 213.5.

The average daily testing rate per 100,000 population in Grays Harbor County over the previous week, again according to state data, is 105; the percent of positive tests over that week was 25.8%.