This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the 2019 novel coronavirus.

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the 2019 novel coronavirus.

What we know: Washington coronavirus outbreak at a glance

With links to official information.

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.

All HeraldNet coronavirus stories here


The latest data

Wednesday, October 21

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: 99,874

— Fatalities statewide: 2,286

• Cases in Snohomish County: 8,266

— Fatalities in Snohomish County: 227

Snohomish Health District data dashboard

• Cases in King County: 25,540 (800 fatalities)

• Cases in Island County: 368 (12 fatalities)

• Cases in Pierce County: 9,482 (219 fatalities)

• Other counties reporting deaths: Adams (10), Asotin (7), Benton (134), Chelan (16), Clallam (1), Clark (77), Columbia (1), Cowlitz (7), Douglas (9), Franklin (67), Grant (26), Grays Harbor (12), Kitsap (21), Kittitas (22), Klickitat (3), Lewis (12), Lincoln (2), Mason (9), Okanogan (11), Pacific (3), Pend Oreille (1), Skagit (23), Skamania (1), Spokane (191), Stevens (5), Thurston (22), Walla Walla (6), Whatcom (49), Whitman (10), Yakima (267)


‘Safe Start’ return to normal

Washington has four phases to resume normal activities and commerce.

Phase 1 involved resumption of some construction and outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, golf and certain park access, and limited curbside retail commerce, among other things.

• Snohomish and most other counties are now 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.



More HeraldNet coronavirus stories here

Halloween cloaked in caution, trick-or-treating discouraged

Local leaders sound the alarm over the surge in COVID cases

You will need a reservation to ski at Stevens Pass this year

Schools told to pause resumption of classes as virus surges

Cities extend ‘streatery’ outdoor dining into November

For some Snohomish County kids, a warehouse is a schoolhouse

Local libraries preparing to reopen at limited capacity

How do you teach auto shop remotely? Edmonds class finds out

Enrollment down in public schools amid persisting pandemic

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus overview | Cases in U.S.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME): Washington coronavirus dashboard

Washington state coronavirus response

Washington State Department of Health: Statewide case count and data dashboards

Snohomish Health District: Cases dashboard | General virus info | FAQ | Schools and child care | Blog with updates | Questions: Email or call 800-525-0127, then press #

Public Health—Seattle & King County: Coronavirus updates | News releases | COVID-19 dashboards



Best practices

Basic hygiene:

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.

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