An 18th Skagit County resident has died from COVID-19, Skagit County Public Health reported Thursday.
The number of confirmed cases since March 10, when Skagit County's first case was confirmed, increased Thursday to 723, Public Health reported. One month ago, on June 23, the number was 485.
COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, is a severe respiratory disease that spreads by human respiratory droplets. Several companies are working to develop a vaccine for the virus, which has killed 619,150 people worldwide.
The following numbers, as of Thursday, are from the state Health Department, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.
- Skagit County: 723 confirmed cases, 18 deaths.
- Statewide: 50,009 confirmed cases, 1,482 deaths.
- Nationwide: 3,952,273 confirmed cases, 142,755 deaths.
- Worldwide: 15,012,731 confirmed cases, 619,150 deaths.
DRIVE-THRU TESTING RESULTS:
At Skagit Valley College, April 21-July 21
- Individuals tested: 14,346
- Number of confirmed cases: 329