New Data Dashboards Available

There is new data available to help us see more clearly how quickly COVID-19 is spreading, how many people are getting tested, and how prepared our health care system is for taking care of more people with COVID-19. You can check out the data here: COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard.

Dashboard — Washington State Covid-19

This information helps us make good, science-based decisions about what we need to do, keep doing, or stop doing to keep each other healthy and safe. Keep watching the dashboards — we’ll add more data over time as the situation changes.

Frequently asked questions

Why don’t you report the number of people who recovered?

Some counties are reporting the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 in their county, but this number is hard for us to know at the state level. We have public health systems in place that help us count how many people were hospitalized with a disease or how many people died of a particular disease, but we don’t really have a system that reliably tells us how many people in the state are feeling much better now. And, of course, we will never know the number of people who had COVID-19 and recovered, but were never tested.

We report the number of people in Washington who tested positive for COVID-19, and the number of people who died of COVID-19. About 5% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. Some of the people who tested positive are still sick and won’t be considered recovered until at least 10 days after they got sick, or 72 hours after their fever has resolved and their symptoms are better. Everyone else has recovered.

How much is COVID-19 spreading right now?

The latest statewide modeling report (PDF) shows that COVID-19 spread is decreasing in western Washington, but increasing in eastern Washington. The model estimates how many people each person who catches COVID-19 is likely to give it to. On average, each person in western Washington who gets COVID-19 now, spreads it to less than one other person, but in eastern Washington, each person who gets COVID-19 now spreads it to more than one other person on average. Most of the new cases have been reported in King and Yakima counties.

Practice compassion

Are you interested in volunteering to help with the public health response to COVID-19? Thank you! And register with the Washington State Emergency Registry of Volunteers (WAserv) to sign up!

More information

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Information in this blog changes rapidly. Check the state’s COVID-19 website for up-to-date and reliable info at coronavirus.wa.gov.

Answers to your questions or concerns about COVID-19 in Washington state may be found at our website. You can also contact our call center at
1–800–525–0127. Hours: 6 am-10 pm, seven days a week.

Department of Health call center: 1–800–525–0127, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m, seven days a week

Please check our website for the most up-to-date info on Washington’s response to COVID-19 at www.doh.wa.gov/coronavirus.

From the Washington State Department of Health

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