COVID-19 - risk assessment dashboard

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.

This dashboard is viewed best on a desktop. If viewing on your phone, please rotate your phone to view horizontally.

As of Wednesday 9/23/20, the dashboard includes up-to-date data on confirmed COVID-19 cases. However, updated negative laboratory test results are not yet available. Testing data on the testing capacity tab are current as of Friday 9/18/20. We anticipate returning to regular reporting of all data on Thursday 9/24/20.


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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) 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 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 704.7 No 178.7 19.8% No 11.6% Yes 0.0% Yes
Asotin 88.8 No 147.8 5.6% No 25.8% Yes 3.2% Yes
Benton 86.7 No 78.8 7.3% No 59.4% Yes 4.9% Yes
Chelan 121.1 No 191.1 4.8% No 68.2% Yes 1.2% Yes
Clallam 17.1 Yes 41.2 2.3% No 58.9% Yes 3.1% Yes
Clark 51.4 No 69.3 4.3% No 70.6% Yes 5.2% Yes
Columbia 24.0 Yes 237.0 0.0% Yes 25.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Cowlitz 32.1 No 64.2 2.2% No 27.5% Yes 0.0% Yes
Douglas 51.4 No 27.7 13.3% No Yes Yes
Ferry 51.1 No 45.6 0.0% Yes 12.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Franklin 184.8 No 96.4 11.9% No 21.1% Yes 2.1% Yes
Garfield 315.3 No 96.5 13.3% No 80.0% Yes 4.0% Yes
Grant 370.7 No 135.4 17.4% No 52.5% Yes 7.4% Yes
Grays Harbor 169.9 No 118.3 11.1% No 35.4% Yes 3.0% Yes
Island 16.5 Yes 78.5 2.6% No 37.3% Yes 0.0% Yes
Jefferson 3.1 Yes 84.2 0.5% Yes 33.3% Yes 0.0% Yes
King 54.7 No 183.0 2.0% Yes 63.2% Yes 1.9% Yes
Kitsap 35.9 No 102.7 2.6% No 53.9% Yes 2.4% Yes
Kittitas 68.7 No 56.8 12.4% No 26.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Klickitat 31.2 No 60.5 6.3% No 22.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Lewis 124.6 No 126.9 5.1% No 66.0% Yes 0.7% Yes
Lincoln 63.9 No 54.7 11.9% No 70.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Mason 47.7 No 82.0 3.8% No 38.2% Yes 7.4% Yes
Okanogan 14.0 Yes 31.4 2.1% No 9.7% Yes 0.0% Yes
Pacific 78.6 No 103.6 2.5% No 16.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Pend Oreille 29.1 No 75.9 2.7% No 25.0% Yes 8.3% Yes
Pierce 56.2 No 96.5 3.7% No 74.1% Yes 5.1% Yes
San Juan 0.0 Yes 138.3 0.0% Yes 0.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Skagit 34.8 No 172.3 1.0% Yes 74.9% Yes 0.5% Yes
Skamania 16.6 Yes 103.1 0.0% Yes Yes Yes
Snohomish 40.6 No 101.9 2.5% No 80.0% Yes 1.9% Yes
Spokane 111.6 No 94.9 9.1% No 64.2% Yes 3.5% Yes
Stevens 21.9 Yes 54.5 2.3% No 32.5% Yes 5.0% Yes
Thurston 22.7 Yes 83.6 1.9% Yes 83.9% No 2.3% Yes
Wahkiakum 0.0 Yes 85.2 0.0% Yes Yes Yes
Walla Walla 102.9 No 270.1 2.5% No 52.1% Yes 3.5% Yes
Whatcom 46.6 No 168.9 2.3% No 82.4% No 1.2% Yes
Whitman 931.6 No 114.0 40.8% No 25.4% Yes 1.5% Yes
Yakima 87.1 No 87.4 6.2% No 62.0% Yes 4.1% Yes

Data Notes

August 25: 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: 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.

Additional 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 (pdf) (last updated 9/16/20)
  • 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.