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2020

8
MAR

Update: King County COVID-19 case numbers for March 8, 2020
Public Health – Seattle & King County urges King County residents to follow guidance to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our community. Together, we may potentially impact the spread of the disease in our community. Public Health is reporting 12 new cases today. The official case count is 83.

7
MAR

Update: King County COVID-19 case numbers for March 7, 2020
Public Health – Seattle & King County urges King County residents to follow guidance to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our community. Commercial testing is also becoming more available from healthcare providers. Public Health is reporting 13 new cases today. The official case count is 71.

6
MAR

Update: King County COVID-19 case numbers for March 6, 2020
Public Health – Seattle & King County urges King County residents to follow guidance to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our community. We are reporting seven new cases today. The official case count is 58. In addition, a person who was previously reported has now died.

6
MAR

Public Health – Seattle & King County update on COVID-19
Public Health – Seattle & King County urges King County residents to follow guidance to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our community. Our official case count remains at 51, with 10 deaths, but updated numbers will be provided later today.

5
MAR

Public Health: What to do if you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 or are worried that you may have COVID-19
Public Health has specific advice for people who have been confirmed with COVID-19, have been around someone with COVID-19, or are feeling unwell but haven’t been in close contact with someone with COVID-19. With respect to testing, Public Health – Seattle & King County does not typically conduct testing. Testing is typically conducted by taking a swab at a health care provider’s office.

5
MAR

COVID-19 update from Public Health – Seattle & King County
This is a critical moment in the growing outbreak of COVID-19 in King County. All King County residents should follow Public Health recommendations. Together, we may potentially impact the spread of the disease in our community. Public Health – Seattle & King County announces today 20 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in King County residents. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 51, including 10 deaths.

4
MAR

Local health officials announce new recommendations to reduce risk of spread of COVID-19
Local health officials announced new guidance to King County residents aimed at reducing their risk of exposure to COVID-19. While all residents can take steps now, people with underlying health conditions are urged to follow recommendations to avoid large gatherings of people.

3
MAR

Public Health confirms seven new COVID-19 cases, bringing overall total to 21
Public Health – Seattle & King County announced on Tuesday seven additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in King County residents, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 21, including eight deaths.

2
MAR

Public Health confirms four new COVID-19 cases, bringing overall total to 14
Public Health – Seattle & King County announced on Monday four additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in King County residents, bringing the total of confirmed cases to fourteen. King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an Emergency Declaration, enabling county government to take extra steps to fight COVID-19. Among the first actions: purchasing a motel and setting up modular housing units on publicly-owned parking lots and other available land.

1
MAR

Public Health confirms four new COVID-19 cases, including one death, bringing total cases in King County to ten
Public Health – Seattle & King County announced on Sunday afternoon four additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in King County residents, including one death, bringing the total of confirmed cases to ten. King County Executive’s Office will join local and state public health officials on Monday to discuss the latest cases and the King County response to this outbreak.

1
MAR

Public Health confirms two more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total in King County to six
Public Health – Seattle & King County announced on Sunday two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in King County residents, bringing the total of confirmed cases to six. Public Health will provide additional updates later today.

29
FEB

First death due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a resident of King County
Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Washington State Department of Health are announcing new cases of COVID-19, including one death. The individual who died was a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions who had no history of travel or contact with a known COVID-19 case. Public Health is also reporting two cases of COVID-19 virus connected to a long-term care facility in King County.