Washington Ready and COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard

On June 30, 2021, Washington state moved beyond the Roadmap to Recovery Phased Reopening to fully reopen.  

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COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard

The data in the previous COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard will continue to be updated Monday-Friday. Current phases are shown in the map at the top of this page.

About this dashboard

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Dependent on the measure, data may be available at a county or regional level. When choosing a particular filter, that value will apply as you move from measure to measure. Change your view by clicking the menu on the left.

Monday, August 2, 2021: Negative test results data from July 26 to August 2, and case data from July 29 to August 2, are incomplete due to data processing issues. Thus, negative test results, percent positivity (Testing Capacity tab), and case data should be interpreted with caution. Otherwise, the incomplete time frames presented in the dashboard are correct and up to date. The COVID-19 Disease Activity tab is the most accurate representation of COVID-19 activity and is updated daily as new cases are identified.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is processing a backlog of negative lab results that were delayed due to system issues and will process them as resources permit over the next couple of days.

Data tables

COVID-19 cases and testing by county
County Rate per 100K of newly diagnosed cases during the prior two weeks Rate per 100K of newly diagnosed cases during the prior two weeks - GOAL Average daily COVID-19 testing rate per 100K people Percent positive tests for COVID-19 during the past week Percent positive tests for COVID-19 during the past week - GOAL
Adams 39.1 No 97.8 3.60% No
Asotin 203.2 No 86.4 13.90% No
Benton 480.3 No 184.3 20.60% No
Chelan 134.3 No 42.7 5.90% No
Clallam 139.4 No 229.3 4.40% No
Clark 127.6 No 65.8 14.30% No
Columbia 215.1 No 143.4 0.00% Yes
Cowlitz 245.2 No 112.3 15.50% No
Douglas 210.3 No 67.9 7.70% No
Ferry 126.4 No 37.9 0.00% Yes
Franklin 549.8 No 205.1 19.70% No
Garfield 89.9 No 12.8 0.00% Yes
Grant 106.9 No 92.3 6.80% No
Grays Harbor 170 No 184.7 5.70% No
Island 134.5 No 124.6 6.70% No
Jefferson 83.9 No 134.9 5.90% No
King 117.4 No 255.7 3.60% No
Kitsap 107.6 No 144.4 5.60% No
Kittitas 110.1 No 113.4 8.60% No
Klickitat 92.2 No 58.3 15.10% No
Lewis 163.2 No 108.8 10.30% No
Lincoln 135.7 No 89.2 15.90% No
Mason 97.5 No 195.4 5.00% No
Okanogan 76.5 No 49.7 5.30% No
Pacific 196.9 No 125.6 13.50% No
Pend Oreille 108.3 No 189.8 3.80% No
Pierce 176.5 No 148.1 8.10% No
San Juan 28.8 No 104.6 1.60% Yes
Skagit 121.1 No 160.1 4.90% No
Skamania 81.8 No 66.6 10.50% No
Snohomish 146.2 No 176.4 5.80% No
Spokane 171.8 No 153.9 9.00% No
Stevens 98 No 101.1 8.00% No
Thurston 162.9 No 134.3 7.90% No
Wahkiakum 71.3 No 61.1 11.10% No
Walla Walla 402.7 No 281.9 9.60% No
Whatcom 98.7 No 233.3 3.50% No
Whitman 29.7 No 95.7 3.30% No
Yakima 210.3 No 115.5 10.30% No
Healthcare readiness by region
Region Percent of adult staffed beds occupied Percent of adult staffed beds occupied - GOAL Staffed beds occupied by adults with suspected and confirmed COVID-19 Staffed beds occupied by adults with suspected and confirmed COVID-19 - Goal Percent adult ICU staffed beds occupied Percent of adult ICU staffed beds occupied by COVID-19 cases
Central 84.90% No 3.70% Yes 82.60% 5.70%
East 85.00% No 5.30% Yes 81.60% 4.10%
South Central 81.10% No 14.80% No 83.50% 18.60%
West 89.60% No 6.80% Yes 88.00% 6.00%
North 75.00% Yes 5.20% Yes 73.00% 19.70%
North Central 67.80% Yes 6.00% Yes 83.30% 8.30%
Northwest 77.30% Yes 5.10% Yes 77.30% 13.30%
Southwest 71.10% Yes 7.70% Yes 67.30% 9.20%

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Technical notes

Dashboard update schedule

DOH updates the Risk Assessment dashboard every Monday-Friday, with the exception of federal and state holidays (e.g., December 25, January 1).

Testing

DOH changed the methodology for reporting out testing results. Effective of August 25, 2020, total number of tests will be reported on the data dashboard instead of the total individuals who were tested. New positive and negative test counts include all molecular tests including PCR by specimen collection date among individuals who have not previously tested positive. Multiple test results from the same day are counted only once and repeat tests on an individual are excluded after the first positive result. This methodology has been applied to the entire 2020-time frame covered in the dashboard. The testing trends remain largely the same.

With the change in methods, we also added a new Daily Testing Rate metric. This measure helps us understand the relative testing levels and our ability to detect cases. Details on this metric can be found under Learn More on the Testing Capacity tab. This metric will replace the current, “Individuals tested per new case” on the dashboard.

Time delays and lags

Minor time delays in the collection of laboratory testing data, confirming cases, hospitalizations, and deaths occur regularly due to processing and reporting variation between data sources. This variation is due to differences in individual actions, laboratory capacities, and case confirmation and reporting processes.

After analyzing time lags between steps, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) increased the period of incomplete reporting for most metrics to 10 days to ensure that 90% of data are accounted for in our posted numbers. For each metric shown on a time trend, the incomplete data period is shown in light gray. We provide a Learn More link with more detail on the period of incomplete data.

Cases

Effective December 16, 2020, case, hospitalization, and death counts include both confirmed and probable cases. Confirmed cases are those where individuals had a positive molecular test result for COVID-19. Probable cases are those where individuals had a positive antigen test result for COVID-19, but no positive molecular test result. Our dashboard includes antigen test results dating back to June 2020, when they were first reported in Washington.

Hospitalizations

A “COVID-19 hospitalization” is a Washington resident identified using case investigation data in the Washington Disease Reporting System (WDRS) or linkage with Rapid Health Information Network (RHINO) records as hospitalized with confirmed or probable COVID-19. Beginning April 30, 2021, we will use data entered into WDRS to assign the earliest hospital admission date. Only if an investigator doesn’t provide a hospital admission date, we will use the earliest hospital admission date from RHINO. Prior to April 30, 2021, we assigned the earliest hospital admission date whether it originated from WDRS or RHINO.

Population

Metrics calculated using population denominators may have changed slightly April 12, 2021. On that date, we used Washington Office of Financial Management 2020 estimates to update population estimates on the DOH dashboards (April 1 official population estimates | Office of Financial Management (wa.gov)).