Key indicators of COVID-19 activity in King County
Updated daily, Monday - Friday
This page includes a table with regional metrics (for King, Pierce, Snohomish counties), as well as a dashboard with King County-only indicators (below). These indicators, along with many other data, are key considerations for reviewing current restrictions on activity, recommendations and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The indicators help determine if current actions are adequate, need to be strengthened, or might be carefully relaxed.
Update 2-11-21: As announced by Governor Inslee on January 28, regions of the state must meet three out of the four metrics in order to advance to the next phase, in accordance with the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery plan. Based on current metrics, our three-county Puget Sound region (King, Pierce and Snohomish counties) will continue to remain in Phase 2.
The following table shows the four metrics and the current and target numbers for those metrics for our three-county region. The current number is updated bi-weekly, after Washington Dept. of Health provides a statewide update:
Roadmap to Recovery Metrics
|COVID-19 cases1 (per 100K population, average over two weeks)||Decrease more than 10%||-41%|
|New COVID-19 hospital admission rates2 (per 100K population, average over two weeks)||Decrease more than 10%||-14%|
|ICU occupancy3 (total — COVID-19 and non-COVID-19)||Less than 90%||85%|
|COVID-19 test positivity rate4||Less than 10%||6%|
1 Based on data as of 1/30/21
2 Based on data as of 2/06/21
3 Based on data as of 2/06/21
4 Based on data as of 1/23/21
The key indicators below are King County-only data. For more information on the key indicators, please see our related Public Health Insider blog post:
Public Health publishes new COVID-19 key indicators dashboard
The second indicator - the "Re" number showing if the outbreak is growing or shrinking - is updated weekly, on Wednesdays. Other indicators updated daily. To ensure you are viewing the latest version posted to this site, press Refresh or Reload on your browser menu.