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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Public Health confirms four new COVID-19 cases, including one death, bringing total cases in King County to ten

Public Health – Seattle & King County announced on Sunday afternoon four additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in King County residents, including one death, bringing the total of confirmed cases to ten. King County Executive’s Office will join local and state public health officials on Monday to discuss the latest cases and the King County response to this outbreak.

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