Washington Ready and COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard

On June 30, 2021, Washington state moved beyond the Roadmap to Recovery Phased Reopening to fully reopen.  



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COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard

The data in the previous COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard will continue to be updated Monday-Friday. Current phases are shown in the map at the top of this page.

About this dashboard

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Dependent on the measure, data may be available at a county or regional level. When choosing a particular filter, that value will apply as you move from measure to measure. Change your view by clicking the menu on the left.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021: Today's total case counts include roughly 4,000 new cases reported during July 30-August 1, 2021 that were previously backlogged. Negative test results data from July 26-August 3, 2021 are incomplete. Thus, negative test results and percent positivity (Testing Capacity tab) for that period should be interpreted with caution. Otherwise, the incomplete time frames presented in the dashboard are correct and up to date. The COVID-19 Disease Activity tab is the most accurate representation of COVID-19 activity and is updated daily as new cases are identified.

Data tables

COVID-19 cases and testing by county
County Rate per 100K of newly diagnosed cases during the prior two weeks Rate per 100K of newly diagnosed cases during the prior two weeks - GOAL Average daily COVID-19 testing rate per 100K people Percent positive tests for COVID-19 during the past week Percent positive tests for COVID-19 during the past week - GOAL
Adams 53.8 No 77.5 8.10% No
Asotin 225.3 No 84.6 17.90% No
Benton 521.1 No 169.7 25.10% No
Chelan 167 No 41.1 9.60% No
Clallam 143.3 No 205.3 4.40% No
Clark 137 No 58.4 16.90% No
Columbia 238.9 No 44.4 0.00% Yes
Cowlitz 276.9 No 110.5 19.50% No
Douglas 203.4 No 44.4 7.40% No
Ferry 139.1 No 41.5 8.70% No
Franklin 601.5 No 178.6 24.90% No
Garfield 89.9 No 6.4 0.00% Yes
Grant 112.9 No 81.6 7.70% No
Grays Harbor 187.4 No 188.7 6.00% No
Island 143.8 No 115.1 6.80% No
Jefferson 102.5 No 132.7 8.00% No
King 127.3 No 226.6 4.30% No
Kitsap 107.6 No 124.2 6.50% No
Kittitas 120.5 No 105.6 9.60% No
Klickitat 105.4 No 55.8 15.70% No
Lewis 170.7 No 108.2 10.00% No
Lincoln 135.7 No 89.2 15.90% No
Mason 100.5 No 187.6 5.70% No
Okanogan 83.5 No 50.3 7.20% No
Pacific 224.4 No 113.8 16.70% No
Pend Oreille 151.6 No 152.7 6.80% No
Pierce 190.5 No 134.3 9.90% No
San Juan 28.8 No 95.6 1.70% Yes
Skagit 130.3 No 144.6 5.30% No
Skamania 90 No 52.6 15.60% No
Snohomish 152 No 165.3 6.50% No
Spokane 189.1 No 152.2 9.90% No
Stevens 113.2 No 95.8 9.10% No
Thurston 174.2 No 126.1 9.30% No
Wahkiakum 71.3 No 61.1 11.10% No
Walla Walla 417.1 No 152.5 17.50% No
Whatcom 105.7 No 188.5 4.50% No
Whitman 41.6 No 71.6 5.90% No
Yakima 209.5 No 107.9 10.40% No
Healthcare readiness by region
Region Percent of adult staffed beds occupied Percent of adult staffed beds occupied - GOAL Staffed beds occupied by adults with suspected and confirmed COVID-19 Staffed beds occupied by adults with suspected and confirmed COVID-19 - Goal Percent adult ICU staffed beds occupied Percent of adult ICU staffed beds occupied by COVID-19 cases
Central 84.60% No 4.30% Yes 83.90% 9.40%
East 85.20% No 7.90% Yes 80.60% 11.20%
South Central 84.80% No 14.40% No 86.20% 17.00%
West 88.20% No 9.10% Yes 87.40% 13.40%
North 77.30% Yes 6.00% Yes 75.90% 28.50%
North Central 75.10% Yes 7.30% Yes 100.00% 26.10%
Northwest 71.70% Yes 5.70% Yes 72.00% 17.30%
Southwest 71.20% Yes 8.70% Yes 65.30% 14.30%

Data downloads

Technical notes

Dashboard update schedule

DOH updates the Risk Assessment dashboard every Monday-Friday, with the exception of federal and state holidays (e.g., December 25, January 1).


DOH changed the methodology for reporting out testing results. Effective of August 25, 2020, total number of tests will be reported on the data dashboard instead of the total individuals who were tested. New positive and negative test counts include all molecular tests including PCR by specimen collection date among individuals who have not previously tested positive. Multiple test results from the same day are counted only once and repeat tests on an individual are excluded after the first positive result. This methodology has been applied to the entire 2020-time frame covered in the dashboard. The testing trends remain largely the same.

With the change in methods, we also added a new Daily Testing Rate metric. This measure helps us understand the relative testing levels and our ability to detect cases. Details on this metric can be found under Learn More on the Testing Capacity tab. This metric will replace the current, “Individuals tested per new case” on the dashboard.

Time delays and lags

Minor time delays in the collection of laboratory testing data, confirming cases, hospitalizations, and deaths occur regularly due to processing and reporting variation between data sources. This variation is due to differences in individual actions, laboratory capacities, and case confirmation and reporting processes.

After analyzing time lags between steps, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) increased the period of incomplete reporting for most metrics to 10 days to ensure that 90% of data are accounted for in our posted numbers. For each metric shown on a time trend, the incomplete data period is shown in light gray. We provide a Learn More link with more detail on the period of incomplete data.


Effective December 16, 2020, case, hospitalization, and death counts include both confirmed and probable cases. Confirmed cases are those where individuals had a positive molecular test result for COVID-19. Probable cases are those where individuals had a positive antigen test result for COVID-19, but no positive molecular test result. Our dashboard includes antigen test results dating back to June 2020, when they were first reported in Washington.


A “COVID-19 hospitalization” is a Washington resident identified using case investigation data in the Washington Disease Reporting System (WDRS) or linkage with Rapid Health Information Network (RHINO) records as hospitalized with confirmed or probable COVID-19. Beginning April 30, 2021, we will use data entered into WDRS to assign the earliest hospital admission date. Only if an investigator doesn’t provide a hospital admission date, we will use the earliest hospital admission date from RHINO. Prior to April 30, 2021, we assigned the earliest hospital admission date whether it originated from WDRS or RHINO.


Metrics calculated using population denominators may have changed slightly April 12, 2021. On that date, we used Washington Office of Financial Management 2020 estimates to update population estimates on the DOH dashboards (April 1 official population estimates | Office of Financial Management (wa.gov)).