COVID-19 - risk assessment dashboard

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.

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 midnight the day prior.

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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.

January 20, 2021: Total case counts may include up to 280 duplicates. Negative test results data from November 21-30, 2020, and from January 2 through today, are incomplete. Thus, percent positivity (Testing Capacity tab) and case counts should be interpreted with caution. The COVID-19 Disease Activity tab is the most accurate representation of COVID activity and is updated daily as new cases are identified and duplicates are resolved.

For the current reopening phases by region, please see the latest Roadmap to Recovery Report.


COVID-19 cases and testing by County (CSV)

Healthcare readiness by Region (CSV)


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 411.9 No 134.7 14.70% No
Asotin 368.6 No 111.6 30.70% No
Benton 755.7 No 245.6 19.50% No
Chelan 622.3 No 106.6 12.80% No
Clallam 127.6 No 181.6 3.50% No
Clark 483.3 No 131.1 25.40% No
Columbia 192.3 No 133.9 0.00% Yes
Cowlitz 510.3 No 156.8 22.20% No
Douglas 658.6 No 66.7 15.00% No
Ferry 255.4 No 78.5 18.60% No
Franklin 871.4 No 261.2 23.00% No
Garfield 315.3 No 103 6.30% No
Grant 620.8 No 145.3 16.00% No
Grays Harbor 436.9 No 217.9 11.00% No
Island 183.9 No 126 9.60% No
Jefferson 125.4 No 77 10.50% No
King 366.5 No 347.9 6.90% No
Kitsap 251 No 179.3 8.20% No
Kittitas 425.2 No 179.1 17.30% No
Klickitat 294.2 No 70.1 25.50% No
Lewis 566.2 No 227.6 14.80% No
Lincoln 337.6 No 194.2 14.80% No
Mason 521.7 No 229.1 12.50% No
Okanogan 353.4 No 103.6 12.30% No
Pacific 221.8 No 198.7 7.30% No
Pend Oreille 480.3 No 197.5 16.80% No
Pierce 485.3 No 206.5 15.60% No
San Juan 70 No 189.9 1.80% Yes
Skagit 337.5 No 248.2 9.50% No
Skamania 257 No 133.9 15.00% No
Snohomish 430.2 No 254 11.80% No
Spokane 754.6 No 202.8 21.60% No
Stevens 337.9 No 72.1 20.00% No
Thurston 293.6 No 231.2 7.80% No
Wahkiakum 238.7 No 75 13.60% No
Walla Walla 786.2 No 329.8 15.90% No
Whatcom 442.5 No 335.7 6.90% No
Whitman 379 No 142.2 16.80% No
Yakima 1143.2 No 247 29.30% 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 84.30% No 7.30% Yes 82.20% 11.80%
East 83.40% No 12.20% No 78.80% 21.20%
North 85.60% No 13.50% No 68.80% 20.30%
South Central 88.30% No 19.60% No 89.10% 30.40%
West 83.30% No 14.60% No 86.60% 19.00%
North Central 62.50% Yes 14.70% No 86.70% 63.30%
Northwest 75.80% Yes 8.00% Yes 83.60% 24.70%
Southwest 70.00% Yes 8.40% Yes 67.80% 10.00%


Roadmap to Recovery Reports

Department of Health reports

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.