Seattle and King County reported 15 deaths from COVID-19 in the course of the previous week, down 40% from the week earlier than, whereas the variety of confirmed cases in the area fell to 325 for the week, the lowest total since early March, in response to GeekWire’s calculations from Public Health — Seattle & King County data.
It was the fourth straight weekly decline in confirmed cases in the Seattle area, even because the availability of COVID-19 tests has begun to increase.
Throughout the state, a total of 49 deaths have been reported for the week, down almost 40% from the week earlier than. There have been 1,344 confirmed cases in the state for the week. That’s in the vary of what the state was reporting in mid-April, earlier than the weekly numbers climbed again above 1,700 in late April and early Could, coinciding with the rise in testing. Weekly cases peaked above 3,000 in the state in early April.
Public well being officers and enterprise leaders are watching the numbers intently as they transfer to reopen parts of the economic system and produce workers again to work.
Gov. Jay Inslee stated Friday that the state is “making good progress” however cautioned that “this doesn’t imply that we will open each county in the state on June 1,” when his present “keep dwelling” order would expire.
“Counties that proceed to have massive numbers of infections are usually not in a place to open up shops, eating places and providers safely,” Inslee stated in a statement.
Seattle and King County are liable for 39% of the state’s total COVID-19 cases and 51% of deaths for the reason that outbreak started. Nevertheless, for the previous week, these ratios have been noticeably decrease: 24% of cases and 31% of deaths, in response to our calculations from state and county knowledge.
Washington state, the unique epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US, is liable for 1.2% of the nation’s 1.65 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, and now ranks 19th among U.S. states in total cases reported.