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For COVID-19 email alert subscribers, this page is a summary of updates that have occurred in the past week for new and significant information posted to the King County COVID-19 website, the Public Health Insider blog, the Public Health Twitter and Instagram accounts and related King County agencies.


Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 testing updated

A new question on school-based sports was added to the FAQ about testing webpage. To reduce the risk of transmission for competitive school-based sports teams, athletes are required to test for COVID-19 three times weekly with a rapid antigen test. See full guidance for school-based sports (PDF).


Can't get a test right now? Here's what to do, Public Health Insider

There are a few scenarios when someone may be seeking a COVID-19 test. Read more about what test to use in each case and information on what to do if you can't access a test.


To make things safer right now..., Public Health on Facebook

As you prepare for the week ahead, please remember all the tools we have to care for each other and protect our healthcare system. Limiting large gatherings and indoor activities in crowded or poorly ventilated spaces is especially important right now.


Free COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center open in Auburn!, Public Health on Facebook

Bring the whole family! COVID-19 vaccines for everyone age 5 and older and boosters 12 and older, no matter what your health insurance, immigration, employment, or income status is. View more information and how to register for an appointment.


  • Level of community transmission: High
    • 1,825.5 cases per 100,000 residents over the last 7 days

  • 264,207 total positive cases in King County
    • 41,271 new cases over the last 7 days (102% increase)

  • 9,931 total hospitalizations
    • 441 hospitalizations over the last 7 days
    • 63 daily average new hospitalizations (102% increase over last 7 days)
    • 19.5 hospitalizations per 100,000 residents over the last 7 days
    • 1.1% of cases hospitalized over the last 7 days

  • 2,220 overall deaths
    • 44 new deaths over the last 14 days (100% increase from the prior 14 days)
    • 98.2 overall deaths per 100,000 residents
    • 1.9 deaths per 100,000 residents over the last 14 days
    • 0.8% overall cases died
    • 0.1% cases died over the last 14 days

All other COVID-19 dashboards are posted at www.kingcounty.gov/covid/data

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