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COVID-19: Cases Surging Everywhere

A public accounting of cases is needed everywhere.

by Eric Holdeman / November 18, 2020

Every state is seeing some increase in coronavirus cases. King County, Wash., is my old stomping grounds as a local emergency manager. Compared to other parts of the United States, e.g. Iowa, their stats below look great. Iowa has a 46 percent positive rate for all tests. Yikes!!

Every county and state should be reporting where they are so people have something with which to gauge if things are getting better or worse. Stats below:

At-a-glance daily case data since yesterday — King County, Washington State

 

Overall

Past 14 days

 

Count

New since yesterday

Percent

Count

Percent

Positives

35,993

283

3.6% of all tests

6,812

6.1%

Hospitalizations

2,903

13

8.1% of all positive cases

227

3.3%

Deaths due to COVID-19 illness

834

1

2.3% of all positive cases

17

0.2%

All test results

1,008,893

7,239

 

111,221

 

People tested

603,808

3,473

 

49,625

 

 

At-a-glance daily health indicators since yesterday:

Indicator

Target/Range

Current Status

% of tests that were positive (14-day average)

<5%

6.1%

Cases per 100,000 residents in the past 14 days

High

> 75 cases/100K/14 days  

294 cases/100K/14 days

Moderate

25-75 cases/100K/14 days  

Low

< 25 cases/100K/14 days  

Trend in rate of hospitalizations

Flat or decreasing

Increasing

All other COVID-19 dashboards are posted at www.kingcounty.gov/covid/data

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