Since July, COVID-19, cases have increased rapidly in King County. The worsening outbreak is affecting all of us. And, people who are not fully vaccinated are getting seriously ill and dying at much higher rates than the vaccinated population. That’s clear on a new data dashboard, which shows vaccines are reducing the risk of getting sick, hospitalized, or dying from COVID-19.Read More
Many recent outbreaks are occurring in indoor workplaces and social events among people who were not wearing masks and where ventilation was poor. In this blog, we take a closer look at three recent, notable outbreaks.Read More
Public Health – Seattle & King County created a social and economic risk index in 2020 to help leaders and managers direct resources and prevention efforts to communities with the greatest COVID-19 inequities. Now, that data is available to the public through a new data dashboard and a report with analysis and key takeaways.
The data shows how multiple interconnected structural and systemic factors are associated with COVID-19 disease rates across King County neighborhoods over the course of the pandemic.Read More
On January 15, Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin answered questions and shared the latest information on trends in COVID-19 cases as well as COVID vaccination efforts.Read More
Public Health – Seattle & King County has added behavioral health information to its data tools examining the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts on social, economic, and overall health in King County. This new data dashboard examines behavioral health indicators that measure requests for suicide-related crisis services (including calls to crisis centers or 9-1-1) throughout the pandemic.Read More
These are some common questions people ask about the daily outbreak summary, with answers from our lead epidemiologists.Read More