New analysis of COVID-19-associated deaths in King County

Deaths due to COVID-19 illness in King County have slowed dramatically since the early peak of the outbreak in April. However, COVID-19 still ranks overall as the 6th leading cause of deaths in 2020 in King County. These are among the findings in a new report from Public Health—Seattle & King County, “Summary Report on […]

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New modeling reports suggest positive impact of social distancing measures on COVID-19 epidemic, but more progress needed

Reductions in person-to-person contact through a variety of social distancing measures appear to be making a difference in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in King County, but those measures need to continue to succeed in decreasing and delaying the outbreak peak, according to two new reports by the Bellevue-based Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM). Working […]

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Public Health confirms four new COVID-19 cases, bringing overall total to 14; King County to purchase motel, repurpose other properties in fight against COVID-19

On Sunday, March 1, Executive Constantine signed a Proclamation of Emergency in response to COVID-19, enabling “extraordinary measures” to fight the outbreak, including waiving some procurement protocols, and authoring overtime for King County employees, among other powers. Executive Constantine immediately ordered the purchase of an area motel to be used to isolate patients in recovery […]

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