Current COVID-19 metrics
Updated weekly on Wednesday
On May 17, 2023, Washington State Department of Health implemented a new definition that changes how we track COVID-19 deaths on our dashboards and in published reports. The new definition for COVID-19 deaths affects deaths starting on January 1st, 2023, and results in some adjustments to death counts and rates. The new definition is based on national standards for COVID-19 death classification and will be applied moving forward.
This page shows the latest COVID-19 metrics for King County, Washington.
For up-to-date insights from Public Health – Seattle & King County, visit publichealthinsider.com.
View the COVID-19 trends page to see data over time on the COVID-19 pandemic in King County
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The COVID-19 community level is a tool to help guide decision-making about COVID-19 prevention strategies. It is based on three metrics: new reported COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past seven days, new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past seven days, and the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients.
What is a COVID-19 community level?
Visit the CDC's COVID-19 Community Levels page for recommended steps based on the COVID-19 community level and for definitions of each community level.
Note: The COVID-19 Community Level reported on this web page may differ from what is reported on the CDC web page because of differences in reporting methods. For more information, see the About the data page.
Healthcare facilities should review updated guidelines on infection prevention and control interventions.
This table shows the total reported COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in King County since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also shows the current daily average number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths over the past 28 days. To see trends of COVID-19 metrics throughout the pandemic, visit the COVID-19 trends page.
Public Health – Seattle & King County participates in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS). Wastewater samples from 3 treatment facilities in King County are submitted twice weekly to be tested for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. CDC standardizes, interprets, and presents the data. To explore the data and learn more about wastewater surveillance, visit the CDC’s COVID-19: Wastewater Surveillance webpage and the Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance webpage.
This map shows the average 7-day rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations or reported cases in each region of King County over the past 28 days. Use the button below to switch between showing COVID-19 hospitalizations and reported cases. Hover your cursor or tap a region to see more details. To see trends of COVID-19 metrics according to King County geography, visit the COVID-19 trends page.
This figure shows the average 7-day rate of COVID-19 among demographic communities in King County over the past 28 days. Rates are shown for age groups, sex, and race/ethnic communities. Rates for race/ethnicity are age-standardized (see more about age standardization on the About the data page). Use the button below to switch between showing COVID-19 hospitalizations, reported cases, and deaths. Hover your cursor or tap a bar to see more details. To see trends of COVID-19 metrics according to King County demographics, visit the COVID-19 trends page.
Note: Due to current data limitations, race groups are categorized mutually exclusively, and Hispanic is counted as a race. For more data on race/ethnicity, including age-standardized rates, visit the King County Race and Ethnicity Data Dashboard.
This figure shows the rate of COVID-19 among King County residents with different vaccination statuses over the past 90 days. Rates are adjusted for age. More information about these calculations is on the About the data page.
- Unvaccinated refers to King County residents who have received zero documented doses of any COVID-19 vaccine.
- Vaccinated, not up to date refers to residents who have received one or more doses of any COVID-19 vaccine but have not received all recommended doses.
- Up to date refers to King County residents who have finished the primary vaccination series and have received recommended booster doses, when eligible.
Hover your cursor or tap a bar to see more details. To see trends of COVID-19 metrics by vaccination status over time, visit the COVID-19 trends page.
COVID-19 trends: shows data over time on the COVID-19 pandemic in King County, Washington since the beginning of the pandemic.
About the data: offers information on and insights into how data is collected and how it should be interpreted, along with any limitations and other considerations when using the data.
Download the data: offers downloadable Excel files that contain COVID-19 data for King County.
Influenza: shows data on influenza and other respiratory diseases in King County.
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