Washington Coronavirus Map and Case Count

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Total reported On Feb. 27 14-day change
Cases 342,574 633 –21%
Deaths 5,024 0 –35%
Hospitalized 498 –22%

Day with reporting anomaly.

Hospitalization data from the Covid Tracking Project; 14-day change trends use 7-day averages.

At least 633 new cases were reported in Washington on Feb. 27. Over the past week, there has been an average of 822 cases per day, a decrease of 21 percent from the average two weeks earlier.

Average daily cases per 100,000 people in past week
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Sources: State and local health agencies. Population and demographic data from Census Bureau.
About this data For total cases and deaths: The map shows the known locations of coronavirus cases by county. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have tested positive or have a probable case of the virus, which may differ from where they contracted the illness. For hot spots: The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

As of Sunday morning, there have been at least 342,574 cases and 5,024 deaths in Washington since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a New York Times database.

Reported cases and deaths by county

This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts are colored to reveal when outbreaks emerged.

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Washington 342,574 4,499 5,024 66 822 11 19.7 0.26
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Washington heatmap
Wahkiakum › 92 2,050 2 38
Wahkiakum heatmap
Pend Oreille › 624 4,547 6 44 3 24 0.1 1.04
Pend Oreille heatmap
Whitman › 3,355 6,696 45 90 11 23 0.4 0.86
Whitman heatmap
Yakima › 27,643 11,019 421 168 52 21 1.1 0.46
Yakima heatmap
Garfield › 117 5,258 4 180 0 19
Garfield heatmap
Okanogan › 2,142 5,071 36 85 8 19
Okanogan heatmap
Cowlitz › 4,334 3,919 61 55 21 19 0.6 0.52
Cowlitz heatmap
Franklin › 11,113 11,671 100 105 17 18 0.4 0.45
Franklin heatmap
Whatcom › 6,749 2,944 83 36 42 18 0.3 0.12
Whatcom heatmap
Grant › 8,916 9,123 114 117 17 18 0.9 0.88
Grant heatmap
About this data Weekly cases per capita shows the share of population with a new reported case for each week. Weeks without a reported case are shaded gray. The daily average is calculated with cases and deaths that were reported in the last seven days.

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Daily reported new cases

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These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here. Note: The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.

Daily case and death reports show the severity of the pandemic over time. The picture can be put into further context by considering the number of tests performed and people hospitalized.

Daily reported people tested

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These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here. Source: Testing and hospitalization data from the Covid Tracking Project.
About this data Currently hospitalized is the number of patients with Covid-19 reported by the state to be in a hospital on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Tests represent the number of unique individuals reported tested with a P.C.R. viral diagnostic test that day.

If the previous level of testing was low, and hospitalizations are not increasing, a rise in daily cases could be explained as a result of increased testing. If daily tests have been increased and cases and hospitalizations have fallen or stayed low, that is a sign that the situation is improving or under control. Hospitalizations and deaths usually lag behind new cases, as it takes time for symptoms to develop and worsen.

Because the definitions used for testing and hospitalization data vary between states, it is not always possible to compare that data in one state to the figures reported in another.

We’re tracking restrictions in Washington »

Since March, The Times has paid special attention to cases in nursing homes, food processing plants, correctional facilities and now at colleges and universities. Information on cases linked to these places comes from official releases by governments, companies and institutions directly. The Times is publishing lists of groupings of 50 or more cases related to a specific site, workplace, school or event.

Cases connected to Cases Location
+ Prisons and jails 7,722 cases at 11 prisons
+ Colleges and universities 3,671 cases at 41 schools
+ Food processing facilities 559 cases at 4 facilities
+ Nursing homes 500 cases at 7 facilities
+ Other 432 cases at 5 clusters

The counts in this table of coronavirus cases at individual nursing homes were last updated as recently as Jan. 12, 2021. Since then, we have continued to update state-level totals for cases and deaths in long-term care facilities.

About the data

In data for Washington, the Times primarily relies on reports from the state, as well as health districts or county governments that often report ahead of the state. The state does not update its data on Sundays. Prior to Dec. 20, it released new data daily. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:

April 19: Washington officials removed 190 confirmed cases on April 19 that were found to be residents who were out of state.

June 17: Washington removed from their totals deaths where Covid-19 was not a factor, such as deaths caused by homicide, overdose, suicide or car accident.

June 18: Washington added 17 deaths after matching death certificates with positive test results.

July 24: Washington reported probable deaths for the first time and removed about 50 deaths of people who tested positive but died of other causes.

Nov. 22: Washington did not release new data because of technical problems.

Dec. 5: Washington resumed reporting testing counts. The state health department did not report testing data from Nov. 21 through Dec. 4 while resolving technical issues related to the high volume of tests.

Dec. 10: Washington changed its methodology for reporting coronavirus deaths to use death certificates, resulting in a one-time decrease.

Dec. 17: Washington began reporting probable cases, resulting in a one-day increase.

Dec. 29: Washington announced many deaths that were not reported in the previous week because of a processing error.

Jan. 3: Washington announced many cases from the previous two days. The state did not report on Jan. 1 for New Year's Day and was unable to announce new data on Jan. 2 because of a technical issue.

Jan. 12: Washington reported deaths for multiple days.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.

Read more about the methodology and download county-level data for coronavirus cases in the United States from The New York Times on GitHub.