Greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (SCAN) resumes COVID-19 testing

SCAN is re-launching on Wednesday, June 10th, while upholding the spirit of #ShutDownSTEM. The study’s researchers move forward with their work, including outreach to underserved communities, and recognize the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 is having on Black communities and other people of color, with devastating consequence. Black Lives Matter. The team stands with those across […]

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Update: Latest report shows COVID-19 transmission rate may be increasing in King County and Western Washington; persisting higher in Eastern Washington

After dropping throughout March and into the first part of April, 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). The report also included an analysis of the rate of transmission in the eastern half […]

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Update: Latest reports show COVID-19 declining; infections found across King County, most still susceptible

The number of COVID-19 infections in King County has been on the decline since the end of March, according to two recent reports from the Bellevue-based Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) and the Greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (SCAN), a disease surveillance initiative in partnership with Public Health – Seattle & King County. The reports […]

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Over 20,000 kits to be distributed by Public Health for local COVID-19 testing needs

Update 4.19.20: On April 17, 2020, Public Health – Seattle & King County was alerted by UW Medicine to discontinue use of the 20,000 COVID-19 specimen collection kits donated to Public Health, due to a quality control issue with the viral transport media that preserves the specimen. The kits were recalled from all local partners […]

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