Update: The headline of this article previously celebrated the number of cases on Friday as 46. It is actually 47. Olympian apologizes for the error.
Thurston County on Friday announced 47 huge new cases of COVID-19, the highest total daily record since the pandemic began.
More than half of the cases – 28 – are related to an outbreak in Garden Courte Memory Care, an assisted living area on Lilly Road in Olympia.
The outbreak began earlier this month, and so far 36 residents and 13 employees have tested positive, according to a statement from Thurston County Public Health and Social Services COVID-1
The county is awaiting more test results that will return next week, according to the statement.
“The transmission of COVID-19 is on the rise here in Thurston County, and this record number of cases serves as an important reminder to everyone to take this virus seriously and do your part to protect others, especially our most vulnerable members of society,” Health wrote. . department director Schelli Slaughter in an email statement. “We urge everyone to please stay home and not go to work or other public places when they feel sick with yet another symptom.”
The county has now had a total of 1,555 cases. Of these, 1,171 people have recovered or are recovering, 105 have been hospitalized at some point in their illness, and 21 have died according to county data.
There are six ongoing outbreaks of group care centers, including the one on the Garden Courte.
In the region
▪ Pierce County added 72 cases Friday, and another person is dead, a woman from Tacoma with underlying health conditions. The county now has a total of 8,928 cases and 183 deaths.
▪ Lewis County reported a new case Friday for a total of 655 cases and 10 deaths.
▪ Grays Harbor County on Thursday announced 10 new cases for a total of 628 with 11 deaths.
▪ Mason County reported four new cases Thursday for a total of 522 with eight deaths.
Around the state, the nation and the world
The State Department of Health reported 676 new cases and 11 new deaths on Friday for a total of 96,894 cases and 2,239 deaths.
In the United States, more than 8 million cases were reported and more than 218,000 people had died as of Friday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Globally, more than 39.2 million cases have been reported, and more than 1.1 million people have died since Friday, the data shows.