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Testing the Mild Cases & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Wed May 13

To prevent COVID-19 from spreading to family, friends, and the community, Public Health – Seattle & King County recommends that anyone with symptoms or who has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 be tested right away. Previously, due to supply shortages, health officials prioritized testing for people most at risk for severe illness – …

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New Face Coverings Directive & Today’s COVID-19 Report | Mon May 11

A new Health Officer directive strongly urges people in King County to wear face coverings in public places, both indoors in places such as grocery stores and businesses, and also outdoors when it’s difficult to maintain six feet apart from others. While face coverings do not replace proper hygiene or social distancing as protection measures, …

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Today’s report on COVID-19 in King County | Fri May 8

Public Health announced today that the transmission rate of COVID-19 is no longer falling and may be rising again in Western Washington, according to the latest report from Bellevue-based Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM).  Full post available on Public Health Insider here. Otherwise, this daily synthesis of the Public Health data is provided by Will Daugherty of Pacific Science …

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Today’s report on COVID-19 in King County | Thu May 7

King County Parks is reopening parks and trails tomorrow, May 8 following a six-week closure to slow the spread of COVID-19. Today, Public Health offered guidance for responsible recreational fishing as more public lands reopen for limited use.  Full post available on Public Health Insider here. Otherwise, this daily synthesis of the Public Health data …

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Today’s report on COVID-19 in King County | Mon May 4

Today, Public health announced that the number of COVID-19 infections in King County has been on the decline since the end of March, according to two recent reports, which suggest increased confidence that physical distancing measures are leading to a decline in active infections. Otherwise, this daily synthesis of the Public Health data is provided …

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Today’s report on COVID-19 in King County | Fri May 1

Today, Public Health released updated data on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths by race and ethnicity. The data shows that in King County, COVID-19 is disproportionally impacting communities of color. There is more to do collectively to support all communities with access to testing, information and social supports to address inequities in health outcomes. For …

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Today’s report on COVID-19 in King County | Wed Apr 29

Today, the Public Health Insider posted several updates, including revisions to the CDC list of symptoms for COVID-19, a reminder about safety measures during the upcoming farmers market season, and updates about homeless shelters.  As researchers continue to learn more about COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just added six new symptoms to its list …

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