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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CDC updated the high-risk list. And it’s not just older adults.

In spite of Washington State’s ongoing efforts to contain it, COVID-19 is spreading more rapidly by the day, especially among people aged 20-40. And while they are less likely to become seriously ill from the virus, they can still spread it to friends, family and neighbors – without even knowing they have it. Many young people are also in the higher risk categories recently updated by the CDC.

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Public Health Guidance for Childcares

As COVID-19 continues to spread in King County, Public Health is asking everyone in our community to take steps to slow the spread of the virus. These actions are meant reduce the number of people who become ill, and protect our families, friends and neighbors who are at risk for severe illness. On March 12, […]

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King County COVID-19 Case Numbers for March 12, 2020 and Guidance for Retail Establishments

Summary Public Health has issued guidance for retail establishments and schools. We are reporting 36 new cases today, bringing the confirmed case count total in King County to 270. In addition, one new death is reported, bringing the total deaths to 27. Story Yesterday, a state proclamation and local orders were issued aimed at minimizing the risk of the […]

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Increasing King County COVID-19 case numbers for March 10, 2020 point to importance of social distancing

With increasing number of COVID-19 cases, Public Health – Seattle & King County urges King County residents to take very seriously the recommendations to limit social contacts and minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Public Health is reporting 74 new cases today, bringing the official case count total in King County to 190. In addition, two new deaths are reported, bringing the total deaths to 22.

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