Study seeks to answer questions about local COVID-19 infection

How many people have been infected with COVID-19 in King County? Who is more likely to be infected and how severe are their symptoms? And are there common risk factors we can identify among people who became infected so we can reduce risk? Public health officials are hunting for answers to these questions and more with a new study.

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VIDEO: July 24, 2020 UPDATE ON COVID-19 in KING COUNTY WITH DR. JEFF DUCHIN

On July 24th, 2020, Dr. Jeff Duchin gave an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in King County as the current seven-day average of new cases reached the highest level since the beginning of April. Dr. Duchin addressed the importance of minimizing the number of close contacts people have outside the house and emphasized the need […]

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Hot weather tips during a pandemic

During COVID-19, there are fewer public places to cool off when the weather is hot. We have tips for how to prevent from overheating this summer, including when wearing a face covering or when working outdoors or from home.

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Waiting for your COVID-19 test result? Here’s what you can do

In the past few weeks, we have heard reports of longer wait times to get COVID-19 tests and delays in receiving test results in some instances. The average time from testing to results being available has typically been one to three days for most labs, but recently has been five to six days for tests done in some settings.

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