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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August 12: DOH announced a new methodology for reporting testing and percent positive to better reflect the current status of the pandemic in Washington state. As a result, the preliminary testing data posted through August 11 will not be updated until our new methodology is operational. We estimate this will take at least one week. Note: this only impacts the testing dashboard showing the test results by individuals and the percent positivity. Confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths, and hospitalizations will continue to be reported daily. We appreciate your patience as we switch our reporting.
July 14, 2020: There is a new button on the COVID-19 Disease Activity tab that adds seven day rolling rate of cases per 100K people in addition to the 14 day rolling rate. The data are also available in a summary table. On the Healthcare System Readiness tab, the table now includes the number and a seven day rolling average of licensed beds occupied by suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases.
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 421.8 No 3.6 No 28.0% No 11.6% Yes 2.9% Yes Asotin 17.8 Yes 21.7 No 4.6% No 25.8% Yes 1.6% Yes Benton 195.7 No 8.3 No 12.1% No 59.8% Yes 7.6% Yes Chelan 529.2 No 4.8 No 20.9% No 65.7% Yes 9.5% Yes Clallam 36.8 No 12.1 No 8.3% No 21.5% Yes 0.6% Yes Clark 62.2 No 11.6 No 8.6% No 66.6% Yes 3.1% Yes Columbia 24.0 Yes 13.0 No 0.0% Yes 22.9% Yes 2.1% Yes Cowlitz 60.6 No 14.7 No 6.8% No 26.0% Yes 0.0% Yes Douglas 625.9 No 4.3 No 23.1% No Yes Yes Ferry 140.5 No 6.1 No 16.4% No 12.0% Yes 0.0% Yes Franklin 418.3 No 4.9 No 20.3% No 23.2% Yes 1.1% Yes Garfield 90.1 No 6.0 No 16.7% No 80.0% Yes 0.0% Yes Grant 362.6 No 4.7 No 21.1% No 45.9% Yes 6.6% Yes Grays Harbor 52.6 No 20.8 No 4.8% No 30.5% Yes 6.1% Yes Island 14.1 Yes 45.9 No 2.2% No 31.4% Yes 2.0% Yes Jefferson 12.5 Yes 27.3 No 3.7% No 35.7% Yes 0.0% Yes King 86.3 No 23.0 No 4.4% No 62.0% Yes 2.4% Yes Kitsap 70.3 No 19.4 No 5.2% No 61.9% Yes 3.9% Yes Kittitas 100.9 No 3.8 No 26.7% No 8.0% Yes 2.0% Yes Klickitat 80.2 No 15.0 No 6.7% No 24.0% Yes 0.0% Yes Lewis 81.8 No 16.8 No 5.9% No 52.9% Yes 1.3% Yes Lincoln 164.2 No 2.8 No 36.1% No 56.0% Yes 0.0% Yes Mason 152.4 No 8.8 No 11.4% No 22.1% Yes 0.0% Yes Okanogan 428.3 No 5.0 No 19.9% No 13.0% Yes 3.2% Yes Pacific 110.9 No 8.7 No 11.5% No 6.0% Yes 0.0% Yes Pend Oreille 58.2 No 19.3 No 5.2% No 16.7% Yes 8.3% Yes Pierce 126.0 No 11.5 No 8.7% No 82.7% No 5.5% Yes San Juan 0.0 Yes 111.0 Yes 0.0% Yes 20.0% Yes 0.0% Yes Skagit 98.3 No 24.4 No 4.1% No 81.4% No 4.2% Yes Skamania 74.6 No 19.7 No 5.1% No Yes Yes Snohomish 81.3 No 13.5 No 7.4% No 74.8% Yes 3.5% Yes Spokane 202.6 No 6.8 No 14.8% No 65.1% Yes 6.3% Yes Stevens 90.0 No 10.2 No 9.8% No 27.5% Yes 2.5% Yes Thurston 59.8 No 24.6 No 4.1% No 79.7% Yes 2.7% Yes Wahkiakum 0.0 Yes 13.0 No 0.0% Yes Yes Yes Walla Walla 289.4 No 5.6 No 17.8% No 59.2% Yes 8.5% Yes Whatcom 56.8 No 33.0 No 3.0% No 83.5% No 0.0% Yes Whitman 65.8 No 2.2 No 46.2% No 22.4% Yes 0.0% Yes Yakima 256.7 No 4.1 No 24.5% No 63.7% Yes 6.7% Yes
These are snapshots of additional data collected and reviewed by public health officials. This data is updated weekly on Wednesdays. Last updated:August 12, 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. The largest number of outbreaks are occurring in bars, restaurants or other services to the public. Agricultural settings continue to contribute to ongoing cases as the crops change in both location and time. 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
- Percent of cases reached within 24 hours of receipt of positive lab test report - pending
- DOH is implementing a new data sharing platform that will provide a more consistent reporting process. In the future, the system will allow participating local health jurisdictions to report the percent of cases contacted within 24 hours of receipt of a positive lab test report. Currently, DOH estimates that combined state and local staffing levels are adequate to conduct case investigations and contact tracing.
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 – more than 86 percent. For four key items in our PPE inventory - gloves, gowns, N95 respirators, and surgical masks – state purchases and donations make up more than 98 percent of items received, with Strategic National Stockpile and other federal supplies making up less than 2 percent. The procurement 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.
The state has now distributed more than 100 million pieces PPE across Washington.
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 focusing on longer-term needs, including building a supply of PPE items for future use under the scenario of a significant in surge in disease activity, and potential worsening of commercial supply chains.
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, including N95 respirators. Specific sizing requests for some items like gloves and gowns remain challenging to fill.
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.