Here are the latest developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak in Snohomish County and Washington, and links to more information. Do you have a question about the outbreak? Maybe we can get it answered. Email us.
The latest data
Friday, May 29
The count of cases and deaths is a moving target, with jurisdictions reporting sometimes-contradictory numbers. Ours might not match what other media are reporting.
• Cases statewide: 21,071
— Fatalities statewide: 1,111
• Cases in Snohomish County: 3,342 (2,959 confirmed by test results | 383 deemed “probable” due to symptomatic close contact with a confirmed case)
— Fatalities in Snohomish County: 148
— Hospitalized in Snohomish County: 38
— Isolated at home in Snohomish County: 370
— Isolated or quarantined in Snohomish County: 0
— Recovered in Snohomish County: 2,698
— Cases among health-care workers: 265
— Cases at the Monroe Correctional Complex: 24
• Infections related to long-term care facilities in Snohomish County: 589
— Bethany at Pacific: 12
— Bothell Health Care: 7
— Cedar Creek Memory Care: 22
— Chateau Pacific Assisted Living: 18
— Gencare Scriber Gardens : 13
— Heritage Court Assisted Living: 42
— Josephine Caring Community: 33
— Life Care Center Kirkland: 24
— Lynnwood Post-Acute Rehab: 45
— Mountlake Terrace Plaza: 5
— Pacifica Senior Living Lynnwood: 16
— Rosewood Courte Memory Care: 46
— Sunrise of Edmonds: 6
— Sunrise View Everett: 77
— Terrace at Beverly Lake Memory Care: 31
— Other long-term care facility (staff or residents): 176
• Cases in King County: 8,006 (554 fatalities)
• Cases in Island County: 180 (11 fatalities)
• Cases in Pierce County: 1,917 (73 fatalities)
• Other counties reporting deaths: Asotin (2), Benton (62), Chelan (6), Clark (22), Douglas (3), Franklin (20), Grant (4), Kitsap (2), Klickitat (3), Lewis (3), Mason (1), Okanogan (1), Pacific (1), Skagit (15), Spokane (32), Stevens (1), Thurston (1), Walla Walla (2), Whatcom (36), Yakima (94)
‘Safe Start’ return to normal
Washington is in the first of four phases to resume normal activities and commerce.
• Currently, Phase 1 involves resumption of some construction and outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, golf and certain park access, and limited curbside retail commerce, among other things.
• Some rural counties (other than Snohomish) have applied for exemptions and are in Phase 2, which allows partial reopening of dine-in restaurants and taverns, limited in-store retail sales, expansion of outdoor activities and other steps, all of which come with conditions.
• Phase 3 will allow group activities with 50 or fewer people, professional sports without spectators, non-essential travel and the reopening of museums and other public places — again, all of which come with conditions.
• Phase 4 will reopen everything but require social-distancing measures.
The phases will last no fewer than three weeks, and each could be extended if COVID-19 health metrics indicate a need to reinstate or continue limitations.
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use alcohol sanitizer.
• Cover coughs and sneezes. Wear a mask.
• Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
• Stay home if you’re sick or around someone who is.