SEATTLE — Officials reported 609 more confirmed cases of the coronavirus Saturday. No new deaths were reported, as the state no longer updates the death toll over the weekend.
Though 609 cases is significantly less than the nearly 700 new cases reported Friday, it does continue a recent trend of higher daily case counts than the state saw for most of September.
As of the latest report from the Washington state Department of Health, a total of 89,419 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in laboratories and 2,142 people have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
Meanwhile, 1,922,956 coronavirus tests have been performed in Washington state. Over the past week, 3.3 percent of tests have come back positive, up from the same time last week. The state’s goal is to test widely enough that that number falls below 2 percent.
The state is not only pulling away from meeting that