The Yakima Health District reported 21 additional coronavirus cases Wednesday, with no new deaths.

The county’s total is 31,047 since the pandemic started, with deaths at 425.

Ten people were hospitalized Wednesday, with one intubated.

As of Wednesday, 29,798 people have recovered.


Yakima County is in Phase 3 of the state’s coronavirus reopening plan. The governor has announced a full reopening June 30 statewide. The date could be earlier if more than 70% of the state’s over-16 population has initiated vaccination before then.

Statewide, 61.3% of people 16 and up have initiated vaccination. In Yakima County, 52% 16 and up have initiated vaccination and 43.8% are fully vaccinated.

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Yakima County had 101.5 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 from May 5-18.

Vaccine update

Everyone 12 and older is eligible for the COVID vaccine in Washington.

The schedule for the mass vaccine site at State Fair Park in Yakima will change on Thursday. The new hours will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays and Mondays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It will be closed Fridays and Saturdays. It will be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Memorial Day.

First and second dose appointments are available at or by calling 800-525-0127 and pressing #. Walk-ups are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged.

People who need a ride can call 211. Yakima Transit Route 12 will drop off individuals at the walk-up entrance located at Gate 1. No documentation or identification is required at the site. There is no cost to get the vaccine.

People also can get the vaccine at clinics and pharmacies around the county. The health district’s website at has an updated list. The state has a vaccine locator at