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.
- 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 1215.9 No 265.9 25.10% No Asotin 857 No 193.5 32.50% No Benton 772.5 No 287.3 19.90% No Chelan 265.2 No 160.5 15.60% No Clallam 198.7 No 201.1 7.60% No Clark 477 No 116.4 31.20% No Columbia 312.5 No 298.8 12.60% No Cowlitz 343.3 No 105.8 26.10% No Douglas 170.5 No 61.7 28.10% No Ferry 332.1 No 255.4 12.90% No Franklin 1100.5 No 284.3 30.00% No Garfield 405.4 No 103 18.80% No Grant 517.5 No 197.2 17.80% No Grays Harbor 218.4 No 178.2 9.70% No Island 187.5 No 114 13.30% No Jefferson 169.3 No 109.3 11.50% No King 439.7 No 433.9 7.70% No Kitsap 184 No 211.2 6.40% No Kittitas 423 No 300.6 13.90% No Klickitat 147.1 No 92.4 15.20% No Lewis 349.8 No 257.2 11.00% No Lincoln 638.7 No 312.8 12.50% No Mason 252.4 No 214.4 11.80% No Okanogan 182.5 No 156.5 9.80% No Pacific 434.4 No 261.4 16.90% No Pend Oreille 320.2 No 212.1 14.70% No Pierce 478.9 No 232.9 15.70% No San Juan 105 No 162.4 2.10% No Skagit 325.9 No 151.3 16.20% No Skamania 207.3 No 133.9 15.00% No Snohomish 386.2 No 246.6 12.20% No Spokane 778.5 No 373.5 16.40% No Stevens 500.3 No 172.1 25.00% No Thurston 263.1 No 268.6 6.90% No Wahkiakum 405.7 No 167.1 24.50% No Walla Walla 823.2 No 344.5 16.90% No Whatcom 234.8 No 201.5 9.70% No Whitman 654.3 No 534 10.00% No Yakima 472.4 No 178.9 21.50% No
- Healthcare Readiness by Region
Region Percent of adult staffed beds occupied Percent of adult staffed beds occupied - GOAL Percent of all staffed beds occupied by COVID-19 cases Percent of all staffed beds occupied by COVID-19 cases - Goal Percent adult ICU staffed beds occupied Percent of adult ICU staffed beds occupied by COVID-19 cases Central 85.50% No 10.20% No 81.30% 20.30% East 73.40% Yes 14.40% No 80.00% 21.90% North 85.70% No 9.80% Yes 76.50% 27.20% North Central 72.00% Yes 13.90% No 87.50% 50.00% Northwest 70.80% Yes 5.40% Yes 60.90% 6.50% South Central 72.50% Yes 15.10% No 88.50% 28.10% Southwest 73.50% Yes 10.00% No 77.40% 17.90% West 85.20% No 11.80% No 89.10% 25.00%
December 4, 2020 - We have resumed reporting negative COVID test results. However, test data from November 21, 2020 through today are incomplete and percent positive should be interpreted with caution.
December 4, 2020 - Due to increased laboratory report volumes, we have not completed deduplication of some cases. As a result, today’s total case counts may include up to 650 duplicates. Additionally, some positive laboratory reports received yesterday were not processed in time and are not included in today's updates.
November 28, 2020 - We have identified an error in the number of adult ICU staffed beds occupied by suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients in the West Region (Healthcare System Readiness tab). One hundred twenty-two (122) excess beds were reported as occupied. This will be corrected on the next update on Monday, November 30, 2020.
November 27, 2020 - Due to laboratory report volumes reaching unprecedented levels during the past two weeks, we have not been able to complete deduplication activities for some cases today. As a result, some duplicate lab reports and case information have been included in our dashboards. Therefore, the number of new cases each day may be temporarily inflated. In today’s report, we estimate 250-300 duplicate new cases. These will be resolved within the "incomplete data" period identified on our dashboard. 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.
November 24, 2020 - DOH has paused reporting new negative COVID test results through November 30, 2020. Some recent negative test results may still be added due to catch-up processing of the recent backlog. DOH will continue to update case and hospitalization information.
November 6, 2020 - We discovered an interruption in lab report processing that lasted roughly seven hours on November 4, 2020. We addressed this issue the morning of November 5, 2020 and are adding these missing lab reports to today's counts.
November 6, 2020 - We are currently experiencing an interruption of hospitalization data processing. We will not update hospitalization and COVID-like illness counts until this is resolved. This interruption is likely to create a backlog that will add to counts once processing resumes. Today's data are current as of 11:59 p.m. on November 4, 2020.
November 2, 2020: Negative laboratory test results were not updated today due to a data processing issue. Today’s dashboard includes current information for total and newly confirmed cases and hospitalizations. We anticipate being able to update all data tomorrow (11/3/2020),including total volume of tests, test rate, and percent positivity.
September 25, 2020: DOH is reporting 486 new cases for Clark County. These new cases are a result of a recently identified backlog that is in the process of being resolved.
August 25, 2020: DOH changed the methodology for reporting out testing results. Effective today, 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 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.
August 25, 2020: Time delays in reporting testing, confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths vary due to processing and reporting steps. For each confirmed case, the period from illness onset to collection of a specimen to getting a lab result and then processing it through the data reporting system is variable depending on an individual’s actions taken, the capacity of the lab, confirmation of the case and the reporting process itself. Following analysis of time lags between steps, DOH has increased the period of incomplete reporting for most metrics to ensure that 90% of the data is accounted for in our posted numbers. For each metric the time lag depends on the date used for counting, then the processes after that date. For each metric with a time trend presented, the incomplete data period is shown in light gray, and the Learn More link provides detail on the period of incomplete data.
These are snapshots of additional data collected and reviewed by public health officials. This data is updated weekly on Wednesdays.
Last updated: August 19, 2020 except where noted otherwise.
Populations at higher risk
Widespread community transmission involves the majority of our communities across Washington State. Outbreaks are seen in the goods producing industries such as farm and agriculture communities as well as the service producing industry. Agricultural settings continue to contribute to ongoing cases as the crops change in both location and time. There is a focus of testing for all agricultural settings with evidence of outbreaks over the coming two weeks. Testing in long-term care facilities shows ongoing positive cases as routine testing continues.
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
- Weekly report on Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Metrics for DOH Centralized Investigations (pdf) (last updated 9/30/20)
- The current weekly report represents the work done by DOH’s centralized pool of investigators, which handles a relatively small percentage of the state’s cases and contacts. DOH is working with local health jurisdictions to develop a system that will eventually collect data from all counties and enable reporting of statewide metrics.
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
The state continues its procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and items such as cloth face coverings.
Purchases make up the majority of PPE brought in and distributed by the state. The state has distributed more than 100 million pieces PPE across Washington.