COVID-19 - risk assessment dashboard

Gov. Jay Inslee and state public health leaders consider many factors when making decisions related to Safe Start efforts and approval of county applications for reopening. This dashboard provides an overview of data used to decide whether it’s safe for a county to enter a new phase of reopening.

Key metrics were developed for five risk assessment areas: COVID-19 activity, testing, healthcare system readiness, case investigations and contact tracing, and the protection of populations at higher risk. The metric goals are targets, not hardline measures. The targets reflect recommendations from the Washington State Department of Health. Each contributes to reducing risk of disease transmission, and are to be considered in whole. Where one target is not fully achieved, actions taken with a different target may offset the overall risk.


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.

This dashboard does not represent the totality of COVID-19 related data or information used by public health officials. When submitting their Safe Start applications, counties provide additional information, including their ability to prevent or respond to outbreaks. The state is continuing to refine and update its systems for collecting, compiling and reporting data. This dashboard will link to those new systems when they are completed. Data displayed on individual county websites may be different due to differences in when they pull or post their data. The state Department of Health also reports COVID-19 data as of the midnight the day prior.

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August 11, 2020: On 7/31, DOH stopped reporting negative lab data because of several data processing issues that gave us incorrect totals. These issues involved people who received multiple tests. As we work to solve this issue, today we are reporting negative lab data, but it should be considered preliminary. These data reflect in a drop in the number of people testing negative. This decrease in individuals testing negative dates back to June, but has been more pronounced recently. We hope to be able to share more about what caused this issue, and what our solution is, soon. Our team is working hard to post new information as soon as it is available. Data will be finalized and available within a week.

In addition, we discovered that 135 labs were mistakenly entered as positives instead of negatives. Those labs were entered manually, including 133 added between 8/7 and 8/10. We will be correcting those records immediately.

July 14, 2020: There is a new button on the COVID-19 Disease Activity tab that adds seven day rolling rate of cases per 100K people in addition to the 14 day rolling rate. The data are also available in a summary table. On the Healthcare System Readiness tab, the table now includes the number and a seven day rolling average of licensed beds occupied by suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Note: A change in the way the beds are being counted now requires hospitals to fill out forms in a new way. New language from the CDC is prompting this change, requiring hospitals to report the occupancy rates on staffed beds rather than licensed beds. Licensed beds are the total number of beds approved by the Department of Health. This is the total possible number of beds available in a hospital. Staffed beds are ready to be filled by patients with healthcare providers ready to immediately provide care. As our partners adjusted to this CDC language change, the data was delayed from June 10 to June 30, and will not be presented during that time of transition. Starting July 1, 2020, the data represents the proportion of Staffed beds occupied by all patients and by COVID-19 patients out of a total count of Licensed beds in acute care facilities.


Summary Data Tables
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 is fewer than 25 per 100,000) Number of individuals tested for each new case during the prior week Number of individuals tested for each new case during the prior week (Goal is greater than 50) Percent of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 during the past week Percent of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 during the past week (Goal is less than 2%) Percent of licensed beds occupied by patients Percent of licensed beds occupied by patients (Goal is less than 80%) Percent of licensed beds occupied by COVID-19 cases Percent of licensed beds occupied by COVID-19 cases (Goal is less than 10%)
Adams 382.1 No 3.6 No 28.0% No 14.5% Yes 4.3% Yes
Asotin 22.2 Yes 21.7 No 4.6% No 33.9% Yes 3.2% Yes
Benton 230.4 No 8.2 No 12.2% No 52.9% Yes 7.2% Yes
Chelan 508.8 No 5.1 No 19.7% No 70.2% Yes 8.7% Yes
Clallam 32.9 No 11.9 No 8.4% No 20.9% Yes 0.6% Yes
Clark 60.4 No 11.1 No 9.0% No 63.6% Yes 4.2% Yes
Columbia 24.0 Yes 13.0 No 0.0% Yes 22.9% Yes 0.0% Yes
Cowlitz 63.3 No 14.3 No 7.0% No 30.9% Yes 0.0% Yes
Douglas 642.2 No 4.4 No 22.9% No Yes Yes
Ferry 166.0 No 6.1 No 16.4% No 8.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Franklin 437.3 No 4.9 No 20.5% No 18.9% Yes 0.0% Yes
Garfield 90.1 No 6.0 No 16.7% No 76.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Grant 348.4 No 4.7 No 21.1% No 47.5% Yes 6.6% Yes
Grays Harbor 44.5 No 20.7 No 4.8% No 28.7% Yes 0.6% Yes
Island 23.6 Yes 45.9 No 2.2% No 21.6% Yes 0.0% Yes
Jefferson 12.5 Yes 27.3 No 3.7% No 28.6% Yes 0.0% Yes
King 85.7 No 23.5 No 4.3% No 59.8% Yes 2.4% Yes
Kitsap 72.6 No 19.6 No 5.1% No 57.4% Yes 3.6% Yes
Kittitas 98.8 No 4.9 No 20.3% No 16.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Klickitat 93.6 No 12.9 No 7.8% No 12.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Lewis 80.5 No 16.8 No 5.9% No 59.5% Yes 0.7% Yes
Lincoln 164.2 No 2.8 No 36.1% No 50.0% Yes 0.0% Yes
Mason 153.9 No 8.9 No 11.3% No 26.5% Yes 2.9% Yes
Okanogan 519.5 No 5.0 No 19.8% No 16.2% Yes 3.2% Yes
Pacific 92.4 No 8.5 No 11.7% No 2.0% Yes 2.0% Yes
Pend Oreille 50.9 No 19.3 No 5.2% No 37.5% Yes 20.8% No
Pierce 130.0 No 11.8 No 8.5% No 77.4% Yes 5.7% Yes
San Juan 5.8 Yes 111.0 Yes 0.0% Yes 20.0% Yes 10.0% Yes
Skagit 107.6 No 24.8 No 4.0% No 86.0% No 5.1% Yes
Skamania 82.9 No 17.3 No 5.8% No Yes Yes
Snohomish 80.2 No 13.5 No 7.4% No 76.5% Yes 2.8% Yes
Spokane 208.4 No 6.8 No 14.7% No 64.6% Yes 4.8% Yes
Stevens 92.2 No 10.7 No 9.3% No 26.3% Yes 0.0% Yes
Thurston 59.5 No 24.9 No 4.0% No 71.8% Yes 3.3% Yes
Wahkiakum 0.0 Yes 12.0 No 0.0% Yes Yes Yes
Walla Walla 291.0 No 5.7 No 17.7% No 52.1% Yes 8.5% Yes
Whatcom 63.0 No 33.0 No 3.0% No 79.6% Yes 0.0% Yes
Whitman 69.8 No 2.2 No 44.9% No 32.8% Yes 1.5% Yes
Yakima 277.4 No 4.2 No 24.0% No 66.4% Yes 7.3% Yes

Additional Data

These are snapshots of additional data collected and reviewed by public health officials. This data is updated weekly on Wednesdays. Last updated:August 12, 2020 except where noted otherwise.

Populations at Higher Risk

Widespread community transmission involves the majority of our communities across Washington State. Outbreaks are seen in the goods producing industries such as farm and agriculture communities as well as the service producing industry. The largest number of outbreaks are occurring in bars, restaurants or other services to the public. Agricultural settings continue to contribute to ongoing cases as the crops change in both location and time. Testing in long-term care facilities shows ongoing positive cases as routine testing continues.  

Case Investigations & Contact Tracing

Ability to rapidly isolate those with COVID-19, and identify/quarantine their contacts measured by:

  • Availability of isolation and quarantine facilities (pdf) in active jurisdictions
  • Percent of cases reached within 24 hours of receipt of positive lab test report - pending
  • DOH is implementing a new data sharing platform that will provide a more consistent reporting process. In the future, the system will allow participating local health jurisdictions to report the percent of cases contacted within 24 hours of receipt of a positive lab test report. Currently, DOH estimates that combined state and local staffing levels are adequate to conduct case investigations and contact tracing. 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The state continues its procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and items such as cloth face coverings. Purchases make up the majority of PPE brought in and distributed by the state – more than 86 percent. For four key items in our PPE inventory - gloves, gowns, N95 respirators, and surgical masks – state purchases and donations make up more than 98 percent of items received, with Strategic National Stockpile and other federal supplies making up less than 2 percent. The procurement effort is one of the state’s top priorities, due to the critical importance of PPE in protecting frontline workers from infection as well as the state’s ability to move forward under the Safe Start reopening plan.

The state has now distributed more than 100 million pieces PPE across Washington.

Due to the extreme supply constraints relative to need, until late May the state was only able to allocate PPE to users in the tier 1 category, which includes hospitals and long-term care facilities with confirmed COVID-19 patients. The state was able to begin PPE distributions for a limited number of specific PPE items to address tier 2 through 4 needs in late May and early June. The state continues to expand access to PPE products and supplies to address tier 2 through 4 needs, and has also begun focusing on longer-term needs, including building a supply of PPE items for future use under the scenario of a significant in surge in disease activity, and potential worsening of commercial supply chains.

While there are ongoing challenges in procuring PPE we are cautiously optimistic that the state will be able to support needs of our healthcare system, isolation and quarantine facilities and congregate locations like jails and homeless shelters in the near-term for most items, including N95 respirators. Specific sizing requests for some items like gloves and gowns remain challenging to fill.

While recurring orders for many items have been secured, we will need to monitor the situation closely -- a number of factors can make estimated arrival dates for all types of PPE unreliable including supply chain issues experienced by manufacturers; freight delays; delays and issues with clearing customs.