Here are the latest developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak in Snohomish County and Washington, and links to more information.
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Tuesday, April 7
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.
• 8,384 cases statewide (372 fatalities). These numbers do not always include the latest county data below.
• 1,603 cases in Snohomish County (58 fatalities) which are confirmed or presumed positive, and 78 cases that are probable.
— 107 people in Snohomish County are hospitalized, 159 are isolated at home or in long-term care, 0 isolated or quarantined and 830 people have recovered.
— 27 Snohomish County cases are related in some way to the Life Care Center nursing home in Kirkland — presumably patients, employees or visitors.
— 25 Snohomish County cases are related in some way to Josephine Caring Community in Stanwood.
— 48 Snohomish County cases are related in some way to Sunrise View Assisted Living in Everett.
— 7 Snohomish County cases are related in some way to Gencare Scriber Gardens in Lynnwood.
— 66 Snohomish County cases are related to some other long-term care facility.
— 101 Snohomish County cases are health-care workers.
• 3,331 cases in King County (222 fatalities).
• 141 cases in Island County (5 fatalities).
• 717 cases in Pierce County (12 fatalities).
• Other counties reporting deaths: Benton (17), Chelan (2), Clark (8), Franklin (2), Grant (2), Klickitat (1), Skagit (4), Spokane (11), Thurston (1), Whatcom (19), Yakima (12).
• Governor Inslee extended the stay-home order to May 4
• Schools: The governor on March 12 ordered all public and private elementary and secondary schools closed for six weeks. He later extended the closure to June 19. … The University of Washington, Everett Community College and other colleges will complete their terms with extensive online teaching.
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use alcohol sanitizer.
• Covering coughs and sneezes.
• Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
• Stay home if you’re sick or around someone who is.