The Yakima Health District reported 64 additional coronavirus cases Friday, with one new death.
Yakima County’s total is 28,781 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started, with deaths at 388.
Nine people were hospitalized Friday, with three intubated. As of Friday, 27,063 people have recovered.
Yakima County had 230 cases per 100,000 people from March 3 to March 16.
Yakima County is in Phase 3 of the state’s coronavirus reopening plan. Phase 3 allows up to 50% occupancy or 400 people maximum, whichever is lower, for all indoor spaces.
The state is in Phase 1B Tier 2 of its vaccination plan. People who work in agriculture, grocery stores, corrections, jails, public transit and remaining first responders are now eligible. Also included: people who are pregnant and those who have a disability that puts them at high risk.
Also eligible for vaccinations are everyone 65 and older, those 50 and older in multigenerational households, preschool through grade 12 educators, child care providers, health care workers, first responders, and staff and residents of long-term care facilities.
Beginning March 31, eligibility expands to restaurant, construction and manufacturing workers; anyone age 60 to 64; and anyone with two or more underlying conditions.
Residents can check whether they are eligible for the vaccine by going to the state’s PhaseFinder tool (FindYourPhasewa.org). The state’s COVID assistance hotline is 211 or 1-800-525-0127.