Walla Walla County, Washington Covid Case and Risk Tracker

Tracking Coronavirus in Walla Walla County, Wash.: Latest Map and Case Count

New reported cases

Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
50
100
150
200 cases
7-day average
8

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Test positivity rate

Apr. 2020 Jan. 2023

Hospitalized

Apr. 2020 Jan. 2023

Deaths

Apr. 2020 Jan. 2023
Daily Avg. on Jan. 26 Per 100,000 14-Day Change
Cases 8 13 +6%
Test positivity 11% +17%
Hospitalized 4 2 –55%
Deaths <1 <1
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations, test positivity). Cases and test positivity charts show 7-day averages. Deaths charts show 30-day averages. Hospitalization data is a weekly average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Walla Walla County.

Hospitals

Share of I.C.U. beds occupied
75%
85%
95%
No data
About this data The map shows the average I.C.U. occupancy at nearby hospitals in the most recent week with data reported. The data is self-reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by individual hospitals. It excludes counts from hospitals operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service. Numbers for hospitalized patients are based on inpatient beds and include I.C.U. beds. Hospitalized Covid-19 patients include both confirmed and suspected Covid-19 patients.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated With a booster
All ages
65%
34%
65 and up
89%
71%

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4% of vaccinations statewide did not specify the person’s home county.

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau.

Latest trends

  • The community level of Covid-19 in Walla Walla County is low based on cases and hospitalizations, according to the most recent update from the C.D.C. on Jan. 26. Read more about the C.D.C.’s recommendations here.
  • The number of hospitalized Covid patients has fallen in the Walla Walla County area. Deaths have remained at about the same level.
  • The test positivity rate in Walla Walla County is very high.
  • An average of 8 cases per day were reported in Walla Walla County, about the same as the average two weeks ago. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 18,753 cases have been reported.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 352 residents have died of Covid-19, a total of 173 reported deaths.

How to read Covid data now

Higher test positivity rates are a sign that many infections are not reported — even if they are tested for at home. This results in a more severe undercount of cases. The number of hospitalized patients with Covid is a more reliable measure because testing is more consistent in hospitals. Read more about the data.

Latest trends

  • The community level of Covid-19 in Walla Walla County is low based on cases and hospitalizations, according to the most recent update from the C.D.C. on Jan. 26. Read more about the C.D.C.’s recommendations here.
  • The number of hospitalized Covid patients has fallen in the Walla Walla County area. Deaths have remained at about the same level.
  • The test positivity rate in Walla Walla County is very high.
  • An average of 8 cases per day were reported in Walla Walla County, about the same as the average two weeks ago. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 18,753 cases have been reported.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 352 residents have died of Covid-19, a total of 173 reported deaths.

How to read Covid data now

Higher test positivity rates are a sign that many infections are not reported — even if they are tested for at home. This results in a more severe undercount of cases. The number of hospitalized patients with Covid is a more reliable measure because testing is more consistent in hospitals. Read more about the data.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated With a booster
All ages
65%
34%
65 and up
89%
71%

See more details ›

4% of vaccinations statewide did not specify the person’s home county.

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau.

How trends have changed in Walla Walla County

New reported cases by day
Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
50
100
150
200 cases
7-day average
8

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Test positivity rate
Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
5%
10%
15% positive
7-day average
0
Hospitalized Covid-19 patients in the Walla Walla County area
Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
10
20 hospitalized
7-day average
0
New reported deaths by day
Apr. 2020
Oct.
Apr. 2021
Oct.
Apr. 2022
Oct.
5
10 deaths
30-day average
0

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hospitalizations, test positivity). Cases and test positivity charts show 7-day averages. Deaths charts show 30-day averages. Hospitalization data is a weekly average of Covid-19 patients in hospital service areas that intersect with Walla Walla County.

Average cases per capita in Walla Walla County

Fewer More

This calendar shows data through 2022 and will no longer be updated in 2023. The Times will continue to report the data for other displays on this page.

About the data

In data for Washington, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state, as well as health districts or county governments that often report ahead of the state. The state updates its data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It released new data daily until Dec. 20, 2020, and all weekdays until Jan. 21, 2022. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Nov. 11, 2022: The Times began including death certificate data reconciled by the C.D.C., resulting in a one-day increase in total deaths.
  • Nov. 2, 2022: The Times began using state data for Walla Walla County after the county stopped reporting data regularly, resulting in a one-time decrease in cases.
  • May 6, 2022: Washington did not update cases or deaths because of technical issues.
  • May 4, 2022: Washington removed and reallocated many cases, resulting in a one-day decrease in cumulative cases.
  • April 6, 2022: Washington added a backlog of cases from testing that occurred earlier in 2022.
  • Feb. 18, 2022: Washington removed many cases, resulting in one-day decreases in many counties.
  • Feb. 16, 2022: Washington removed many cases in several large counties.
  • Jan. 26, 2022: Washington added many cases after resolving a backlog of testing results.
  • Jan. 17, 2022: Washington did not announce new cases and deaths for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
  • Dec. 31, 2021: Washington did not announce new cases and deaths for the New Year's holiday.
  • Dec. 24, 2021: Washington did not announce new cases and deaths for the Christmas holiday.
  • Dec. 1, 2021: Washington was unable to report new data because of technical issue. Some counties updated independently.
  • Nov. 25, 2021: Washington did not announce new cases and deaths for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Nov. 11, 2021: Washington did not announce new data because of the Veterans Day holiday.
  • Oct. 18, 2021: Washington was unable to release new data because of technical issues. Some counties updated independently.
  • Sept. 6, 2021: The daily count could be artificially low because many jurisdictions did not announce new data on Labor Day.
  • Aug. 25, 2021: Washington reported incomplete data because of a technical disruption.
  • June 14, 2021: Washington removed about 30 deaths from causes unrelated to Covid-19.
  • May 21, 2021: Washington announced a backlog of cases from unspecified days.
  • Jan. 12, 2021: Washington reported deaths for multiple days at once.
  • Jan. 3, 2021: Washington announced many cases from the previous two days. The state did not report on Jan. 1 for New Year's Day and was unable to announce new data on Jan. 2 because of a technical issue.
  • Dec. 29, 2020: Washington announced many deaths that were not reported in the previous week because of a processing error.
  • Dec. 17, 2020: Washington began reporting probable cases, resulting in a one-day increase.
  • Dec. 10, 2020: Washington changed its methodology for reporting coronavirus deaths to use death certificates, resulting in a one-time decrease.
  • Nov. 22, 2020: Washington did not release new data because of technical problems.
  • July 24, 2020: Washington reported probable deaths for the first time and removed about 50 deaths of people who had tested positive but died of other causes.
  • June 18, 2020: Washington added 17 deaths after matching death certificates with positive test results.
  • June 17, 2020: Washington removed seven deaths from causes unrelated to Covid-19.
  • April 19, 2020: Washington removed 190 confirmed cases that were found to be residents who were out of state.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.

Credits

By Jordan Allen, Sarah Almukhtar, Aliza Aufrichtig, Anne Barnard, Matthew Bloch, Penn Bullock, Sarah Cahalan, Weiyi Cai, Julia Calderone, Keith Collins, Matthew Conlen, Lindsey Cook, Gabriel Gianordoli, Amy Harmon, Rich Harris, Adeel Hassan, Jon Huang, Danya Issawi, Danielle Ivory, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Alex Lemonides, Eleanor Lutz, Allison McCann, Richard A. Oppel Jr., Jugal K. Patel, Alison Saldanha, Kirk Semple, Shelly Seroussi, Julie Walton Shaver, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, Lisa Waananen Jones, Derek Watkins, Timothy Williams, Jin Wu and Karen Yourish.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, Ian Austen, Mike Baker, Brillian Bao, Ellen Barry, Shashank Bengali, Samone Blair, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Aurelien Breeden, Elisha Brown, Emma Bubola, Maddie Burakoff, Alyssa Burr, Christopher Calabrese, Julia Carmel, Zak Cassel, Robert Chiarito, Izzy Colón, Matt Craig, Yves De Jesus, Brendon Derr, Brandon Dupré, Melissa Eddy, John Eligon, Timmy Facciola, Bianca Fortis, Jake Frankenfield, Matt Furber, Robert Gebeloff, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Matthew Goldstein, Grace Gorenflo, Rebecca Griesbach, Benjamin Guggenheim, Barbara Harvey, Lauryn Higgins, Josh Holder, Jake Holland, Anna Joyce, John Keefe, Ann Hinga Klein, Jacob LaGesse, Alex Lim, Alex Matthews, Patricia Mazzei, Jesse McKinley, Miles McKinley, K.B. Mensah, Sarah Mervosh, Jacob Meschke, Lauren Messman, Andrea Michelson, Jaylynn Moffat-Mowatt, Steven Moity, Paul Moon, Derek M. Norman, Anahad O’Connor, Ashlyn O’Hara, Azi Paybarah, Elian Peltier, Richard Pérez-Peña, Sean Plambeck, Laney Pope, Elisabetta Povoledo, Cierra S. Queen, Savannah Redl, Scott Reinhard, Chloe Reynolds, Thomas Rivas, Frances Robles, Natasha Rodriguez, Jess Ruderman, Kai Schultz, Alex Schwartz, Emily Schwing, Libby Seline, Rachel Sherman, Sarena Snider, Brandon Thorp, Alex Traub, Maura Turcotte, Tracey Tully, Jeremy White, Kristine White, Bonnie G. Wong, Tiffany Wong, Sameer Yasir and John Yoon.   ·   Data acquisition and additional work contributed by Will Houp, Andrew Chavez, Michael Strickland, Tiff Fehr, Miles Watkins, Josh Williams, Nina Pavlich, Carmen Cincotti, Ben Smithgall, Andrew Fischer, Rachel Shorey, Blacki Migliozzi, Alastair Coote, Jaymin Patel, John-Michael Murphy, Isaac White, Steven Speicher, Hugh Mandeville, Robin Berjon, Thu Trinh, Carolyn Price, James G. Robinson, Phil Wells, Yanxing Yang, Michael Beswetherick, Michael Robles, Nikhil Baradwaj, Ariana Giorgi, Bella Virgilio, Dylan Momplaisir, Avery Dews, Bea Malsky, Ilana Marcus, Sean Cataguni and Jason Kao.

About the data

In data for Washington, The Times primarily relies on reports from the state, as well as health districts or county governments that often report ahead of the state. The state updates its data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It released new data daily until Dec. 20, 2020, and all weekdays until Jan. 21, 2022. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Nov. 11, 2022: The Times began including death certificate data reconciled by the C.D.C., resulting in a one-day increase in total deaths.
  • Nov. 2, 2022: The Times began using state data for Walla Walla County after the county stopped reporting data regularly, resulting in a one-time decrease in cases.
  • May 6, 2022: Washington did not update cases or deaths because of technical issues.
  • May 4, 2022: Washington removed and reallocated many cases, resulting in a one-day decrease in cumulative cases.
  • April 6, 2022: Washington added a backlog of cases from testing that occurred earlier in 2022.
  • Feb. 18, 2022: Washington removed many cases, resulting in one-day decreases in many counties.
  • Feb. 16, 2022: Washington removed many cases in several large counties.
  • Jan. 26, 2022: Washington added many cases after resolving a backlog of testing results.
  • Jan. 17, 2022: Washington did not announce new cases and deaths for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
  • Dec. 31, 2021: Washington did not announce new cases and deaths for the New Year's holiday.
  • Dec. 24, 2021: Washington did not announce new cases and deaths for the Christmas holiday.
  • Dec. 1, 2021: Washington was unable to report new data because of technical issue. Some counties updated independently.
  • Nov. 25, 2021: Washington did not announce new cases and deaths for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Nov. 11, 2021: Washington did not announce new data because of the Veterans Day holiday.
  • Oct. 18, 2021: Washington was unable to release new data because of technical issues. Some counties updated independently.
  • Sept. 6, 2021: The daily count could be artificially low because many jurisdictions did not announce new data on Labor Day.
  • Aug. 25, 2021: Washington reported incomplete data because of a technical disruption.
  • June 14, 2021: Washington removed about 30 deaths from causes unrelated to Covid-19.
  • May 21, 2021: Washington announced a backlog of cases from unspecified days.
  • Jan. 12, 2021: Washington reported deaths for multiple days at once.
  • Jan. 3, 2021: Washington announced many cases from the previous two days. The state did not report on Jan. 1 for New Year's Day and was unable to announce new data on Jan. 2 because of a technical issue.
  • Dec. 29, 2020: Washington announced many deaths that were not reported in the previous week because of a processing error.
  • Dec. 17, 2020: Washington began reporting probable cases, resulting in a one-day increase.
  • Dec. 10, 2020: Washington changed its methodology for reporting coronavirus deaths to use death certificates, resulting in a one-time decrease.
  • Nov. 22, 2020: Washington did not release new data because of technical problems.
  • July 24, 2020: Washington reported probable deaths for the first time and removed about 50 deaths of people who had tested positive but died of other causes.
  • June 18, 2020: Washington added 17 deaths after matching death certificates with positive test results.
  • June 17, 2020: Washington removed seven deaths from causes unrelated to Covid-19.
  • April 19, 2020: Washington removed 190 confirmed cases that were found to be residents who were out of state.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.