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Posted on: March 29, 2020

COVID-19 INFORMATION AND STATISTICS

Updated: 6/5/2020 at 9:00 a.m.


CALL CENTERS FOR PUBLIC INQUIRIES. 

Public Health-Seattle & King County – 206-477-3977
For King County residents who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19, or for healthcare providers with COVID-19 questions. This helpline is open daily from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and operators are able to connect with a third-party interpreter.

Washington State Department of Health – 800-525-0127 and press #
For general questions about how the virus is spread and what to do if you have symptoms. This helpline is open daily from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

UPDATED NUMBERS
COVID 19 Cases: Tested Positive
World: 6,740,320 - up 128,251 in 24 hours
United States 1,926,269 - up 21,251 in 24 hours
WA State 23,847 - up 363 in 24 hours
King Co. 8,333 - up 56 in 24 hours  

DEATHS
World 393,658 - up 5,189 in 24 hours
United States 110,255 - up 1,051 in 24 hours
WA State 1,149 - up 8 in 24 hours
King Co 564 up 2 in 24 hours 

King County Mask Directive

KING COUNTY DASH BOARD for 98198 and Des Moines. Changes over 48 hours

98198 221 have tested positive, Up 1; 4 deaths – No Change
Des Moines: 178 have tested positive, Up 1; 2 deaths – No Change 

NEWS AND INFORMATION

Public Health-Seattle & King County 

Public Health Data dashboard provides visual of King County COVID-19 outbreak; updated daily.

  • Newly published findings suggest the spread of COVID-19 slowing is good news, and health officials stress that continuing social distancing guidelines is the most-effective way to continue this positive trend and avoid a resurgence of the illness.
    • Modeling from the Institute for Disease Modeling in Bellevue, released in a study on Tuesday, April 14, suggests that the average infected person may be likely to infect just one or fewer additional persons with COVID-19, down from an average of 2.7 persons in late February.
    • Public Health – Seattle & King County encourages the public to sustain what’s working and to continue to suppress transmissions as much as possible.
    • "Thanks to the tremendous work that our community has done to distance themselves and stay home, we have continued to see a decrease in transmission of COVID-19 locally,” said Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County.
    • Let’s review some of the do’s and don’ts of staying home to stay healthy
  • Twitter hashtags: 
    • #StayHomeStayHealthy
    • #WeGotThisWA
    • #COVID19
    • #Coronavirus

Key Public Messages

 Starting on May 18, 2020, King County residents are directed to wear face coverings in most public settings.

Wear a face covering when you are at any indoor or outdoor public space where you may be within 6 feet of someone who does not live with you.You are also directed to wear a cloth face covering while you’re in an outdoor public setting – like a farmers market or a crowded park -- where it is difficult to maintain six feet of physical distance at all times.


The Health Officer’s Directive relies on individual compliance; there is no penalty for not wearing a mask.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define cloth face coverings as fabric coverings including cloth face masks, scarves and bandana coverings, or any homemade face covering made of cotton fabric. The CDC also makes clear that cloth face coverings should:

  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops
  • Include multiple layers of fabric 
  • Allow for breathing without restriction 
  • Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

  

Operators and riders on King County Metro will be required to wear face coverings.

Metro operators will not prevent passengers without face coverings from boarding, but recorded reminders will play on the vehicle’s public address system informing riders of the face covering policy.

Security officers will communicate public health guidance to riders who are not wearing a face covering or staying apart from other passengers.

Face coverings are not directed to be worn when:

At home

In your car alone or if you’re only with members of your household

Exercising outdoors, like walking, hiking, bicycling, or running, when appropriate social distancing is possible

Is anyone exempt from wearing a face covering?

Face coverings should not be worn by children who are two years of age or younger, or children under the age of twelve unless supervised by an adult.

Additionally, if wearing a face covering would be difficult or harmful, an individual should not do so. Examples would be someone who has a physical disability that makes it difficult to easily wear or remove a face covering; someone who is deaf and uses facial and mouth movements as part of communications; someone who has been advised by a medical professional to not wear one; or someone who has trouble breathing or cannot remove a face covering without assistance.




WEBSITES

COVID-19 key hubs of online information and resources:

Local – www.kingcounty.gov/covid

State www.coronavirus.wa.gov

Federal – https://www.coronavirus.gov/ and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

 King County Regional Donations Connector – Matching donations of money, food, goods, and services to agencies in need: www.kingcounty.gov/emergency/donate. Direct questions to donations@kingcounty.gov

To report violators of the Governor’s Stay-At-Home order:  https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/09349a1c56844b539fea1c2cabd16d56

City of Des Moines, www.desmoineswa.gov or eoc@desmoineswa.gov 

CALL CENTERS FOR PUBLIC INQUIRIES

Public Health-Seattle & King County – 206-477-3977
For King County residents who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19, or for healthcare providers with COVID-19 questions. This helpline is open daily from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and operators are able to connect with a third-party interpreter.

Washington State Department of Health – 800-525-0127 and press #
For general questions about how the virus is spread and what to do if you have symptoms. This helpline is open daily from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.


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