Staying home is key to fighting COVID-19, but masks can be helpful for some; and Public Health—Seattle & King County announces 166 new cases for April 1, 2020

Summary: Staying apart from other people is our best protection against COVID-19, but non-medical masks can be a supplement. Public Health—Seattle & King County reported 166 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the official case count in King County to 2496. In addition, 14 new deaths are reported, bringing the total of deaths in King […]

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Updates for March 31, 2020: COVID-19 Response Fund grants over $10 million to meet needs of most vulnerable

Summary: Public Health—Seattle & King County has assisted Seattle Foundation and United Way of King County to identify areas of need for over $10 million in grants to community organizations working with vulnerable workers and families impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Because of technical difficulties with a statewide database, no updates of new cases or […]

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Staying home and limiting contact with others is helping, but must continue in order to limit the peak of COVID-19, and Public Health—Seattle & King County announces 171 new cases

Summary Staying home and limiting contact with others is helping slow the spread of COVID-19, and those limits must continue in order to reduce the impact of the outbreak. Public Health—Seattle & King County announced 171 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the official case count in King County to 2,330. In addition, nine new […]

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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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No need to stock up or disinfect your groceries

Crossposted from the Washington State Department of Health. Grocery stores are open because they are essential businesses, but we still need to limit our time out of the house. Consider using grocery delivery services, or limit your grocery shopping to one trip a week. COVID-19 is a new virus. It has been around for three months […]

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Update for March 29, 2020: King County hospitals adapt to significant pressures from COVID-19

Summary: King County hospitals are seeing significant pressures as the number of COVID-19 cases increase. Public Health estimates 82 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the estimated case count in King County to 2159. In addition, five new deaths are reported, bringing the estimated total of deaths in King County to 141. Story: King County hospitals adapt to significant […]

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