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Washington State Surpasses 7,000 COVID Deaths

SEATTLE (AP) – The latest data from the state Department of Health shows more than 7,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Washington state.

The Seattle Times reports the state reported the milestone on Tuesday.

Washington eclipsed 6,000 deaths on July 12 and 5,000 deaths on March 3 this year.

The nation’s first reported COVID-19 death, which took place in King County, was announced March 1, 2020.

The latest update brings the state’s totals to 609,911 cases and 7,037 deaths.

Data shows that just over 68% of people 12 and older in Washington are fully vaccinated.

Just over 56% of all Washingtonians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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