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A Kadlec nurse administers a dose of vaccine at a COVID-19 community vaccination clinic held at the Kadlec Healthplex facility in Richland.

Local cases of COVID-19 continued to tick up slightly Friday and Saturday as state health officials in Washington said they were keeping an eye on the current plateau of cases.

Officials with the Washington state Department of Health said it was too early to tell if the plateau would lead to a drop off as case counts showed signs of stabilization this week.

Department officials noted in a release that “disease activity remains high” and the models couldn’t predict what would happen next, partly because county-to-county disease activity varied too greatly.

Here are the numbers reported by health officials as of Saturday, May 8, 2021.

This report includes numbers from Friday.

Walla Walla County

  • New cases: Six
  • New deaths: none
  • Active cases: 88
  • Hospitalized: Three
  • Total cases: 5,072
  • Total deaths: 64
  • Vaccine doses: 48,805
  • Reopening status: Phase 3, “Healthy Washington; Roadmap to Recovery” plan

Source: Walla Walla County Department of Community Health and Washington state Department of Health

Umatilla County

  • New cases: 19
  • New deaths: none
  • Active cases: not reported
  • Hospitalized: not reported
  • Total cases: 8,140
  • Total deaths: 84
  • Vaccinated: 20,131
  • Reopening status: Umatilla County is currently in the ”higher risk” category of Oregon’s four-stage COVID-19 risk level plan.

Source: Umatilla County Public Health and Oregon Health Authority

Columbia County

  • New cases: none
  • New deaths: none
  • Active cases: none
  • Hospitalized: none
  • Total cases: 120
  • Total deaths: Five
  • Vaccinated: 2,907
  • Reopening status: Phase 3, “Healthy Washington; Roadmap to Recovery” plan

Washington state

  • New cases: 2,905
  • New deaths: 31
  • Active cases: not reported
  • Total hospitalizations: 22,798 total
  • Total cases: 413,980
  • Total deaths: 5,564
  • Vaccine doses: 5,750,348

Oregon

  • New cases: 1,677
  • New deaths: 15
  • Active cases: not reported
  • Hospitalized: 329
  • Total cases: 190,804
  • Total deaths: 2,528
  • Vaccine doses: 3,277,717

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