78 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths, reports Yakima Health District | Update

78 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths, reports Yakima Health District |  Update

Vaccine update According to the state Department of Health’s most recent numbers, the county had 213.7 new cases per 100,000 from March 7-30 and 6.3 new hospitalizations per 100,000 from March 15-21, meaning it’s failing both metrics. New cases need to be under 200 per 100,000 people for two weeks and new hospitalizations need to be under five per 100,000 over seven days. People are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine if they:

Yakima County is in Phase 3 of the state’s coronavirus reopening plan, with metrics to be reevaluated Monday. Yakima County is likely to move to the more-restrictive Phase 2 next week. As of Friday, 27,689 people have recovered.

Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday updated and clarified the criteria for counties to stay in Phase 3 of the state’s coronavirus reopening plan. To move down, a county must fail both metrics for case counts and hospitalizations. Under the previous plan, a county only needed to fail one metric to move back a phase. Twenty-one people were hospitalized Friday, with three intubated.

Margaux Maxwell reports for the Yakima Herald-Republic and the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. She can be reached at mmaxwell@yakimaherald.com. Source The Yakima State Fair Park vaccine site is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at 1301 S. Fair Ave. Appointments are available at prepmod.doh.wa.gov or by calling 800-525-0127 and pressing #. Walkups are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged.

All Washingtonians 16 and older are eligible April 15. There is no cost to get the vaccine. Are 60 and older or 50 and older in a multigenerational household.Work in health care, emergency response, long-term care, K-12 education, child care, agriculture, food processing, grocery stores, restaurants, food service, construction, manufacturing or corrections.Have two or more underlying health conditions, are pregnant, or have a disability that puts them at high risk.Live or work in a group home, detention center, homeless shelter or other congregate setting.

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