Washington's weekly report, released Wednesday, has data showing that between February and June, 2021, at least 94% of COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations in people age 12 or older occurred in those who were not fully vaccinated.
Oregon Health Authority has issued a recommendation that all Oregonians wear a mask while in public indoor places. The guidance is statewide, not just for counties with rapidly rising case rates, such as Umatilla County.
Umatilla County health officials warned Monday that without strong local stands on vaccinating against COVID-19, state officials could step in with mandates once again.
Walla Walla County is seeing more than three times the number of active COVID-19 cases than it did this time a year ago.
The deaths bring the county's toll to 91. Officials also identified 28 new cases of the coronavirus in Umatilla County, bringing the total number of cases to 8,934.
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The 68-year-old man tested positive for the virus on April 24 and died May 5 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. The death brings the county's toll to 89.
Walla Walla and Umatilla counties have the highest rates of COVID-19 case spread in Washington and Oregon. In Walla Walla County, the active case count is nearly triple now from the same time a year ago.
Walla Walla Senior Center administrators reported an employee vaccinated against COVID-19 has tested positive for the disease. The center will be temporarily closed starting Thursday, July 15.
Effective immediately, masks are no longer required at Walla Walla Public Schools for staff or students when outdoors, including at recess.
Walla Walla County public health officials have linked nearly 90% of the county's active cases to residents who are not vaccinated, including a large number of people ages 45-60, as well as children under age 12 who are not yet eligible to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.