Washington Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in Washington: Latest Map and Case Count

New reported cases

Feb. 2020
Jul.
Dec.
May 2021
Oct.
Mar. 2022
10,000
20,000 cases
7–day average
3,062

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Tests

Feb. 2020 May 2022

Hospitalized

Feb. 2020 May 2022

Deaths

Feb. 2020 May 2022
Daily Avg. on May 21 14-Day Change Total Reported
Cases 3,062 +37% 1,555,759
Tests 43,504 +84%
Hospitalized 570 +35%
In I.C.U.s 57 +13%
Deaths 8 +146% 12,902
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations, I.C.U. patients). Tests, hospitalizations, I.C.U.s and deaths show seven-day averages. Hospitalization and I.C.U. data may not yet be available for yesterday. Figures shown are the most recent data available.

Daily new hospital admissions by age in Washington

This chart shows for each age group the number of people per 100,000 that were newly admitted to a hospital with Covid-19 each day, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals.

  • Under 18
  • 18-29
  • 30-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+
  • All ages
Oct. 2020
Jan. 2021
Apr.
Jul.
Oct.
Jan. 2022
Apr.
5 daily admissions
10 daily admissions
15 daily admissions
20 daily admissions per 100,000
About this data Sources: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (daily confirmed and suspected Covid-19 hospital admissions); Census Bureau (population data). Data prior to October 2020 was unreliable. Data reported in the most recent seven days may be incomplete.

Hot spots

Average daily cases per 100,000 people in past week
10
30
50
70
100
250
Few or no cases
About this data The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

Vaccinations

At least one dose Fully vaccinated
All ages
81%
73%
5 and up
86%
77%
65 and up
95%
95%

See more details ›

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau. The C.D.C. reported on Nov. 30 that booster doses are sometimes misclassified as first doses, which may overestimate first dose coverage among adults.

Latest trends

  • An average of 3,062 cases per day were reported in Washington in the last week. Cases have increased by 37 percent from the average two weeks ago. Deaths have increased by 146 percent.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 5 residents have been infected, a total of 1,555,759 reported cases. At least 1 in 590 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 12,902 deaths.
  • January 2022 was the month with the highest average cases, while February 2022 was the month with the highest average deaths in Washington.

Vaccinations

At least one dose Fully vaccinated
All ages
81%
73%
5 and up
86%
77%
65 and up
95%
95%

See more details ›

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau. The C.D.C. reported on Nov. 30 that booster doses are sometimes misclassified as first doses, which may overestimate first dose coverage among adults.

Latest trends

  • An average of 3,062 cases per day were reported in Washington in the last week. Cases have increased by 37 percent from the average two weeks ago. Deaths have increased by 146 percent.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 5 residents have been infected, a total of 1,555,759 reported cases. At least 1 in 590 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 12,902 deaths.
  • January 2022 was the month with the highest average cases, while February 2022 was the month with the highest average deaths in Washington.

How trends have changed in Washington

New reported cases by day
Feb. 2020
Jul.
Dec.
May 2021
Oct.
Mar. 2022
10,000
20,000 cases
7–day average
3,062

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Tests by day
Feb. 2020
Jul.
Dec.
May 2021
Oct.
Mar. 2022
20,000
40,000 tests
7–day average
0
Covid patients in hospitals and I.C.U.s
Early data may be incomplete.
Feb. 2020
Jul.
Dec.
May 2021
Oct.
Mar. 2022
1,000
2,000 hospitalized
Hospitalized
In I.C.U.s
570
New reported deaths by day
Feb. 2020
Jul.
Dec.
May 2021
Oct.
Mar. 2022
20
40 deaths
7–day average
8

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations, I.C.U. patients). The seven-day average is the average of the most recent seven days of data. Cases and deaths data are assigned to dates based on when figures are publicly reported. Figures for Covid patients in hospitals and I.C.U.s are the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 who are hospitalized or in an intensive care unit on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government. Tests represent the number of individual P.C.R. viral test specimens tested by laboratories and state health departments and reported to the federal government. Hospitalizations and tests are counted based on dates assigned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and are subject to historical revisions.

Average cases per capita in Washington

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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 updates its data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It released new data daily until Dec. 20, 2020, and all weekdays until Jan. 21, 2022. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

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

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • May 6, 2022: Washington did not update cases or deaths because of technical issues.
  • April 6, 2022: Washington added a backlog of cases from testing that occurred earlier in 2022.
  • Feb. 18, 2022: Washington removed many cases, resulting in one-day decreases in many counties.
  • Feb. 16, 2022: Washington removed many cases in several large counties.
  • Jan. 26, 2022: Washington added many cases after resolving a backlog of testing results.
  • Jan. 17, 2022: Washington did not announce new cases and deaths for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
  • Dec. 31, 2021: Washington did not announce new cases and deaths for the New Year's holiday.
  • Dec. 24, 2021: Washington did not announce new cases and deaths for the Christmas holiday.
  • Dec. 1, 2021: Washington was unable to report new data because of technical issue. Some counties updated independently.
  • Nov. 25, 2021: Washington did not announce new cases and deaths for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Nov. 11, 2021: Washington did not announce new data because of the Veterans Day holiday.
  • Oct. 18, 2021: Washington was unable to release new data because of technical issues. Some counties updated independently.
  • Sept. 6, 2021: The daily count could be artificially low because many jurisdictions did not announce new data on Labor Day.
  • Aug. 25, 2021: Washington reported incomplete data because of a technical disruption.
  • June 14, 2021: Washington removed about 30 deaths from causes unrelated to Covid-19.
  • May 21, 2021: Washington announced a backlog of cases from unspecified days.
  • Jan. 12, 2021: Washington reported deaths for multiple days at once.
  • Jan. 3, 2021: 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.
  • Dec. 29, 2020: Washington announced many deaths that were not reported in the previous week because of a processing error.
  • Dec. 17, 2020: Washington began reporting probable cases, resulting in a one-day increase.
  • Dec. 10, 2020: Washington changed its methodology for reporting coronavirus deaths to use death certificates, resulting in a one-time decrease.
  • Nov. 22, 2020: Washington did not release new data because of technical problems.
  • July 24, 2020: Washington reported probable deaths for the first time and removed about 50 deaths of people who had tested positive but died of other causes.
  • June 18, 2020: Washington added 17 deaths after matching death certificates with positive test results.
  • June 17, 2020: Washington removed seven deaths from causes unrelated to Covid-19.
  • April 19, 2020: Washington removed 190 confirmed cases that were found to be residents who were out of state.

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. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.

Credits

By Jordan Allen, Sarah Almukhtar, Aliza Aufrichtig, Anne Barnard, Matthew Bloch, Sarah Cahalan, Weiyi Cai, Julia Calderone, Keith Collins, Matthew Conlen, Lindsey Cook, Gabriel Gianordoli, Amy Harmon, Rich Harris, Adeel Hassan, Jon Huang, Danya Issawi, Danielle Ivory, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Alex Lemonides, Eleanor Lutz, Allison McCann, Richard A. Oppel Jr., Jugal K. Patel, Alison Saldanha, Kirk Semple, Shelly Seroussi, Julie Walton Shaver, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, Lisa Waananen Jones, Derek Watkins, Timothy Williams, Jin Wu and Karen Yourish.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, Ian Austen, Mike Baker, Brillian Bao, Ellen Barry, Shashank Bengali, Samone Blair, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Aurelien Breeden, Elisha Brown, Emma Bubola, Maddie Burakoff, Alyssa Burr, Christopher Calabrese, Julia Carmel, Zak Cassel, Robert Chiarito, Izzy Colón, Matt Craig, Yves De Jesus, Brendon Derr, Brandon Dupré, Melissa Eddy, John Eligon, Timmy Facciola, Bianca Fortis, Jake Frankenfield, Matt Furber, Robert Gebeloff, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Matthew Goldstein, Grace Gorenflo, Rebecca Griesbach, Benjamin Guggenheim, Barbara Harvey, Lauryn Higgins, Josh Holder, Jake Holland, Anna Joyce, John Keefe, Ann Hinga Klein, Jacob LaGesse, Alex Lim, Alex Matthews, Patricia Mazzei, Jesse McKinley, Miles McKinley, K.B. Mensah, Sarah Mervosh, Jacob Meschke, Lauren Messman, Andrea Michelson, Jaylynn Moffat-Mowatt, Steven Moity, Paul Moon, Derek M. Norman, Anahad O’Connor, Ashlyn O’Hara, Azi Paybarah, Elian Peltier, Richard Pérez-Peña, Sean Plambeck, Laney Pope, Elisabetta Povoledo, Cierra S. Queen, Savannah Redl, Scott Reinhard, Chloe Reynolds, Thomas Rivas, Frances Robles, Natasha Rodriguez, Jess Ruderman, Kai Schultz, Alex Schwartz, Emily Schwing, Libby Seline, Rachel Sherman, Sarena Snider, Brandon Thorp, Alex Traub, Maura Turcotte, Tracey Tully, Jeremy White, Kristine White, Bonnie G. Wong, Tiffany Wong, Sameer Yasir and John Yoon.   ·   Data acquisition and additional work contributed by Will Houp, Andrew Chavez, Michael Strickland, Tiff Fehr, Miles Watkins, Josh Williams, Nina Pavlich, Carmen Cincotti, Ben Smithgall, Andrew Fischer, Rachel Shorey, Blacki Migliozzi, Alastair Coote, Jaymin Patel, John-Michael Murphy, Isaac White, Steven Speicher, Hugh Mandeville, Robin Berjon, Thu Trinh, Carolyn Price, James G. Robinson, Phil Wells, Yanxing Yang, Michael Beswetherick, Michael Robles, Nikhil Baradwaj, Ariana Giorgi, Bella Virgilio, Dylan Momplaisir, Avery Dews, Bea Malsky, Ilana Marcus and Jason Kao.

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 updates its data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It released new data daily until Dec. 20, 2020, and all weekdays until Jan. 21, 2022. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

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

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • May 6, 2022: Washington did not update cases or deaths because of technical issues.
  • April 6, 2022: Washington added a backlog of cases from testing that occurred earlier in 2022.
  • Feb. 18, 2022: Washington removed many cases, resulting in one-day decreases in many counties.
  • Feb. 16, 2022: Washington removed many cases in several large counties.
  • Jan. 26, 2022: Washington added many cases after resolving a backlog of testing results.
  • Jan. 17, 2022: Washington did not announce new cases and deaths for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
  • Dec. 31, 2021: Washington did not announce new cases and deaths for the New Year's holiday.
  • Dec. 24, 2021: Washington did not announce new cases and deaths for the Christmas holiday.
  • Dec. 1, 2021: Washington was unable to report new data because of technical issue. Some counties updated independently.
  • Nov. 25, 2021: Washington did not announce new cases and deaths for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Nov. 11, 2021: Washington did not announce new data because of the Veterans Day holiday.
  • Oct. 18, 2021: Washington was unable to release new data because of technical issues. Some counties updated independently.
  • Sept. 6, 2021: The daily count could be artificially low because many jurisdictions did not announce new data on Labor Day.
  • Aug. 25, 2021: Washington reported incomplete data because of a technical disruption.
  • June 14, 2021: Washington removed about 30 deaths from causes unrelated to Covid-19.
  • May 21, 2021: Washington announced a backlog of cases from unspecified days.
  • Jan. 12, 2021: Washington reported deaths for multiple days at once.
  • Jan. 3, 2021: 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.
  • Dec. 29, 2020: Washington announced many deaths that were not reported in the previous week because of a processing error.
  • Dec. 17, 2020: Washington began reporting probable cases, resulting in a one-day increase.
  • Dec. 10, 2020: Washington changed its methodology for reporting coronavirus deaths to use death certificates, resulting in a one-time decrease.
  • Nov. 22, 2020: Washington did not release new data because of technical problems.
  • July 24, 2020: Washington reported probable deaths for the first time and removed about 50 deaths of people who had tested positive but died of other causes.
  • June 18, 2020: Washington added 17 deaths after matching death certificates with positive test results.
  • June 17, 2020: Washington removed seven deaths from causes unrelated to Covid-19.
  • April 19, 2020: Washington removed 190 confirmed cases that were found to be residents who were out of state.

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. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.