SEATTLE (AP) — The latest data from the state Department of Health shows more than 7,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Washington state. The Seattle Times reports the state reported the milestone on Tuesday. Washington eclipsed 6,000 deaths on July 12 and 5,000 deaths on March 3 this year. The nation’s first reported COVID-19 death, which took place in King County, was announced March 1, 2020. The latest update brings the state’s totals to 609,911 cases and 7,037 deaths. Data shows that just over 68% of people 12 and older in Washington are fully vaccinated. Just over 56% of all Washingtonians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.