Gov. Jay Inslee and state public health leaders consider many factors when making decisions related to Safe Start efforts and approval of county applications for reopening. This dashboard provides an overview of data used to decide whether it’s safe for a county to enter a new phase of reopening.
Key metrics were developed for five risk assessment areas: COVID-19 activity, testing, healthcare system readiness, case investigations and contact tracing, and the protection of populations at higher risk. The metric goals are targets, not hardline measures. The targets reflect recommendations from the Washington State Department of Health. Each contributes to reducing risk of disease transmission, and are to be considered in whole. Where one target is not fully achieved, actions taken with a different target may offset the overall risk.
ABOUT THIS DASHBOARD
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.
This dashboard does not represent the totality of COVID-19 related data or information used by public health officials. When submitting their Safe Start applications, counties provide additional information, including their ability to prevent or respond to outbreaks. The state is continuing to refine and update its systems for collecting, compiling and reporting data. This dashboard will link to those new systems when they are completed. Data displayed on individual county websites may be different due to differences in when they pull or post their data. The state Department of Health also reports COVID-19 data as of the midnight the day prior.
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Note: A change in the way the beds are being counted now requires hospitals to fill out forms in a new way. New language from the CDC is prompting this change, requiring hospitals to report the occupancy rates on staffed beds rather than licensed beds. Licensed beds are the total number of beds approved by the Department of Health. This is the total possible number of beds available in a hospital. Staffed beds are ready to be filled by patients with healthcare providers ready to immediately provide care. As our partners adjusted to this CDC language change, the data was delayed from June 10 to June 30, and will not be presented during that time of transition. Starting July 1, 2020, the data represents the proportion of Staffed beds occupied by all patients and by COVID-19 patients out of a total count of Licensed beds in acute care facilities.
- Summary Data Tables
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 is fewer than 25 per 100,000) Number of individuals tested for each new case during the prior week Number of individuals tested for each new case during the prior week (Goal is greater than 50) Percent of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 during the past week Percent of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 during the past week (Goal is less than 2%) Percent of licensed beds occupied by patients Percent of licensed beds occupied by patients (Goal is less than 80%) Percent of licensed beds occupied by COVID-19 cases Percent of licensed beds occupied by COVID-19 cases (Goal is less than 10%) Adams 387.1 No 7.6 No 13.2% No 20.3% Yes 0.0% Yes Asotin 4.4 Yes 96.0 Yes 0.0% Yes 21.0% Yes 3.2% Yes Benton 310.2 No 5.5 No 18.2% No 64.7% Yes 14.2% No Chelan 192.6 No 9.0 No 11.2% No 65.7% Yes 7.9% Yes Clallam 17.1 Yes 79.6 Yes 1.3% Yes 36.8% Yes 2.5% Yes Clark 54.0 No 10.6 No 9.4% No 70.3% Yes 4.8% Yes Columbia 0.0 Yes 13.0 No 0.0% Yes 16.7% Yes 0.0% Yes Cowlitz 66.1 No 13.2 No 7.6% No 24.6% Yes 0.0% Yes Douglas 249.9 No 7.1 No 14.1% No Yes Yes Ferry 0.0 Yes 20.0 No 0.0% Yes 24.0% Yes 0.0% Yes Franklin 756.2 No 3.0 No 33.2% No 34.7% Yes 6.3% Yes Garfield 0.0 Yes 5.0 No 0.0% Yes 80.0% Yes 0.0% Yes Grant 219.8 No 8.7 No 11.5% No 52.5% Yes 4.9% Yes Grays Harbor 13.5 Yes 22.5 No 4.4% No 27.4% Yes 2.4% Yes Island 11.8 Yes 80.3 Yes 1.2% Yes 29.4% Yes 2.0% Yes Jefferson 25.1 No 21.0 No 4.8% No 26.2% Yes 0.0% Yes King 79.1 No 25.1 No 4.0% No 60.5% Yes 2.2% Yes Kitsap 25.2 No 36.4 No 2.7% No 66.7% Yes 1.2% Yes Kittitas 135.3 No 9.9 No 10.1% No 20.0% Yes 0.0% Yes Klickitat 84.7 No 6.1 No 16.3% No 6.0% Yes 0.0% Yes Lewis 39.0 No 41.3 No 2.4% No 34.6% Yes 0.0% Yes Lincoln 18.2 Yes 35.0 No 0.0% Yes 62.0% Yes 0.0% Yes Mason 16.9 Yes 63.8 Yes 1.6% Yes 36.8% Yes 0.0% Yes Okanogan 161.5 No 4.8 No 20.9% No 8.4% Yes 1.3% Yes Pacific 27.7 No 36.0 No 0.0% Yes 4.0% Yes 0.0% Yes Pend Oreille 21.8 Yes 27.0 No 3.7% No 37.5% Yes 0.0% Yes Pierce 63.5 No 16.1 No 6.2% No 74.3% Yes 3.1% Yes San Juan 11.7 Yes 102.0 Yes 1.0% Yes 10.0% Yes 0.0% Yes Skagit 51.9 No 30.8 No 3.2% No 70.2% Yes 2.3% Yes Skamania 116.1 No 4.0 No 25.0% No Yes Yes Snohomish 57.4 No 19.2 No 5.2% No 77.4% Yes 3.2% Yes Spokane 134.5 No 13.0 No 7.7% No 63.6% Yes 3.3% Yes Stevens 11.0 Yes 37.0 No 2.7% No 27.5% Yes 0.0% Yes Thurston 28.7 No 29.4 No 3.4% No 66.6% Yes 2.1% Yes Wahkiakum 0.0 Yes 18.0 No 0.0% Yes Yes Yes Walla Walla 74.0 No 19.1 No 5.2% No 54.2% Yes 6.3% Yes Whatcom 75.0 No 46.5 No 2.1% No 80.8% No 0.4% Yes Whitman 23.9 Yes 3.7 No 27.3% No 25.4% Yes 0.0% Yes Yakima 499.3 No 4.3 No 23.4% No 66.7% Yes 12.0% No
These are snapshots of additional data collected and reviewed by public health officials. This data is updated weekly on Wednesdays. Last updated: July 8, 2020 except where noted otherwise.
Populations at Higher Risk
We continue to have widespread community transmission and outbreaks across the state. Outbreaks among communities at higher risk are increasing especially in the goods producing industries such as farm and agriculture communities in Eastern Washington. However, we are also seeing higher levels of outbreaks associated with the service producing industry such as bars, restaurants or other services to the public. Testing in long-term care facilities has continued to show a small number of positives and we are continuing to receive specimens.
Case Investigations & Contact Tracing
Ability to rapidly isolate those with COVID-19, and identify/quarantine their contacts measured by:
- Availability of isolation and quarantine facilities (pdf) in active jurisdictions
- Percent of cases reached within 24 hours of receipt of positive lab test report - pending
- Percent of contacts reached within 48 hours of receipt of report - pending
- Metric in transition – coming soon: We are moving from reporting the percent of COVID-19 cases for which we’ve been able to initiate a case investigation within 24 hours of receiving a positive lab test report to the percent of COVID-19 cases reached within 24 hours of receipt of a positive lab test report. Resources have been identified and will be distributed to partners to ensure long-term staff needs can be met for contact tracing investigators.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
The state continues its procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Purchases make up the majority of PPE brought in and distributed by the state – more than 90 percent. This effort is one of the state’s top priorities, due to the critical importance of PPE in protecting frontline workers from infection as well as the state’s ability to move forward under the Safe Start reopening plan.
Due to the extreme supply constraints relative to need, until late May the state was only able to allocate PPE to users in the tier 1 category, which includes hospitals and long-term care facilities with confirmed COVID-19 patients. The state was able to begin PPE distributions for a limited number of specific PPE items to address tier 2 through 4 needs in late May and early June. The state continues to expand access to PPE products and supplies to address tier 2 through 4 needs, and has also begun work aimed at addressing longer-term, ongoing needs of others at high risk.
While there are ongoing challenges in procuring PPE we are cautiously optimistic that the state will be able to support needs of our healthcare system, isolation and quarantine facilities and congregate locations like jails and homeless shelters in the near-term for most items. Specific sizing requests for some items like gloves and gowns remain challenging to fill. We are hopeful that we’ve overcome the biggest hurdle for one of the items that has been most difficult to obtain -- N95 respirators. The state was able to confirm an order for 55 million N95 respirators, to come in regular batches.
While recurring orders for many items have been secured, we will need to monitor the situation closely -- a number of factors can make estimated arrival dates for all types of PPE unreliable including supply chain issues experienced by manufacturers; freight delays; delays and issues with clearing customs.