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COVID-19 transmission increasing statewide; hospitals under pressure

OLYMPIA – The latest COVID-19 modeling and surveillance situation report from the Washington State Department of Health shows the majority of counties now have case rates above 500 per 100,000. Washington is likely to see continued high levels of cases and hospital admissions, with increasing deaths.

Report findings include:

COVID-19 prevalence is at a new high. About 39% of the population remains susceptible to COVID-19 infection.

Transmission continues to increase, but at a slower rate.

COVID-19 deaths are increasing. The seven-day rolling average of deaths has increased rapidly, from...


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