While one of Whatcom County’s seven school district regions saw its COVID-19 infection rate increase last week, two others saw their rates drop to their lowest levels since October.
The region covered by the Blaine School District was the only region to see its rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks increase, when the Whatcom County Health Department released its newest location data on Tuesday, June 22. Despite that slight increase, Blaine remained the region with the second-lowest infection rate in the county.
The lowest rate belonged to Bellingham, which dropped to its lowest mark since Oct. 12. The Ferndale region also saw its best infect rate since Oct. 27.
Overall, the county saw the two-week infection rates in all seven regions dip below 200 cases per 100,000 residents for the first time since the week before Thanksgiving. Four regions had rates lower than 100.