Washington Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in Washington: Latest Map and Case Count

New reported cases

2,000
4,000 cases
Feb. 2020
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
May
New cases
7–day average
1,198

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

Tests

Feb. 2020 May 2021

Hospitalized

Feb. 2020 May 2021

Deaths

Feb. 2020 May 2021
Avg. on May 11 14-Day Change Total Reported
cases 1,198 –16% 418,879
tests 17,412 –34%
hospitalized 753 –4%
deaths 9 +5% 5,637
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). Tests, hospitalizations and deaths show seven-day averages. Hospitalization data may not yet be available for yesterday. Figures shown are the most recent data available.
About this data The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

Vaccinations

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Fully vaccinated

37%

At least one dose

50%
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control. Percentage vaccinated is based on all residents including children, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.

Vaccinations

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Fully vaccinated

37%

At least one dose

50%
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control. Percentage vaccinated is based on all residents including children, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.
No reopening date set Masks mandatory indoors

Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, removed the mask requirement in long-term care facilities for fully vaccinated residents during group activities. In March, Mr. Inslee allowed all counties to move to Phase 3 of reopening, and increased indoor capacity limits to 50 percent. In mid-April, three counties were moved back to Phase 2 after surpassing thresholds for cases and hospitalizations. More details ›

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No reopening date set Masks mandatory indoors

Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, removed the mask requirement in long-term care facilities for fully vaccinated residents during group activities. In March, Mr. Inslee allowed all counties to move to Phase 3 of reopening, and increased indoor capacity limits to 50 percent. In mid-April, three counties were moved back to Phase 2 after surpassing thresholds for cases and hospitalizations. More details ›

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How trends have changed in Washington

New reported cases by day
2,000
4,000 cases
Feb. 2020
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
May
New cases
7–day average
1,198

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

Tests by day
20,000
40,000
60,000 tests
Feb. 2020
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
May
Tests
7–day average
0

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

Hospitalizations
500
1,000 hospitalized
Feb. 2020
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
May
7–day average
753
New reported deaths by day
50
100 deaths
Feb. 2020
Mar.
Apr.
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
May
Probable deaths announced
Deaths
7–day average
9

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). The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. Currently hospitalized is the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 reported by hospitals in the state for the four days prior. 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.

Outbreak clusters

Since March 2020, The Times has paid special attention to cases in the types of places with some of the worst outbreaks, like nursing homes, food processing plants and correctional facilities.

Cases Connected To Location Cases
Washington State University Pullman, Wash. 2,745
University of Washington Seattle, Wash. 1,569
Gonzaga University Spokane, Wash. 696
Eastern Washington University Cheney, Wash. 382
Whitworth University Spokane, Wash. 349
Central Washington University Ellensburg, Wash. 335
Spokane Community College Spokane, Wash. 96
Western Washington University Bellingham, Wash. 91
University of Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. 76
Seattle University Seattle, Wash. 76
About this data 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 or event.

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:

  • March 9, 2021: The reported number of tests likely includes many older tests.
  • 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.

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, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, Derek Watkins, Timothy Williams, Jin Wu and Karen Yourish.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, Ian Austen, Mike Baker, Brillian Bao, Ellen Barry, 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, 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, Lisa Waananen Jones, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, 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.

Additional contributions to Covid-19 risk assessments and guidance by Eleanor Peters Bergquist, Aaron Bochner, Shama Cash-Goldwasser and Sheri Kardooni of Resolve to Save Lives.

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:

  • March 9, 2021: The reported number of tests likely includes many older tests.
  • 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.