State Health Releases New COVID ‘Death’ Report
Tuesday, the Washington State Department of Health released a new report on the death count due to COVID, as well as how they are reported.
The new report does not list any demographic information, moreover, it appears to be designed to show numbers and how other viral strains are reported if they caused a person's death.
It lists overall, confirmed, pending (where death certificate is not completed yet) suspect, and non-COVID.
The report lists a total of 1,458 in our state, of which 1,301 are confirmed. 65 were found to be non-COVID, 25 are pending (death certificate) and 67 are suspect. Those deaths are of natural causes where COVID terms were not listed on the death certificate. The DOH says the follow up on these to determine if they are confirmed.
King and Snohomish Counties have by far the most deaths, and lead all these categories. Benton has 89 confirmed, Spokane County only 40 confirmed. Franklin shows 32 confirmed, Yakima 168 and Walla Walla County 2.
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