Washington Coronavirus Updates Paused Until Tuesday Afternoon

SEATTLE, WA — A glitch in Washington’s coronavirus reporting system kept the state from releasing coronavirus updates for a second day, officials announced Monday.

On Sunday, the Washington State Department of Health said a data processing issue prevented its dashboards from reflecting up-to-date information. Full reporting had been expected to resume the next day. But on Monday afternoon, the state said it would require another day to complete the fix.

On October 11, the Washington State Department of Health discovered a data issue that required a rollback of the COVID-19 data dashboard to include only data current as of 11:59 p.m. on 10/9/2020. We will need until tomorrow to fully test and implement required revisions and update this dashboard. This issue also means that the COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard reflects data current as of 11:59 p.m. on 10/8/2020.

We plan to update both dashboards tomorrow afternoon (10/13/2020). We apologize for any confusion this delay may cause.

As of 11:59 p.m. Friday, 93,035 patients had tested positive in the state since the crisis began, and at least 2,190 people have died from complications linked to COVID-19. Over the last seven days, 3,988 new illnesses have been confirmed in Washington, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s case tracker.

Despite ongoing issues on the state level, county-level reporting remains functional. In King County, Public Health reported 152 new cases Monday as several “key indicators” continued to trend in the wrong direction.

In recent weeks, the state’s most populous county briefly fell to the low end of the moderate range for case counts reported over 14 days. But the latest update shows King County back above the threshold for the highest bracket, at 86 cases per 100,000 residents, and well above the target range. Public Health – Seattle & King County has scheduled a Tuesday afternoon news conference to discuss COVID-19 spread.

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Here are the statewide totals, broken down by county, from the last available update:

County

Confirmed Cases

Hospitalizations

Deaths

Adams

887

52

10

Asotin

146

16

5

Benton

4,797

402

132

Chelan

1,908

76

16

Clallam

243

8

1

Clark

3,667

305

69

Columbia

14

3

1

Cowlitz

719

44

7

Douglas

1,202

60

9

Ferry

30

1

0

Franklin

4,476

319

66

Garfield

13

0

0

Grant

3,115

158

23

Grays Harbor

573

39

11

Island

330

38

12

Jefferson

76

11

0

King

23,805

2,492

784

Kitsap

1,356

107

16

Kittitas

593

24

22

Klickitat

202

11

3

Lewis

621

45

8

Lincoln

63

3

1

Mason

464

25

8

Okanogan

1,069

48

10

Pacific

95

8

3

Pend Oreille

104

7

0

Pierce

8,648

894

210

San Juan

29

2

0

Skagit

1,160

99

22

Skamania

65

6

1

Snohomish

7,434

836

218

Spokane

7,830

534

178

Stevens

213

19

3

Thurston

1,269

113

20

Wahkiakum

7

0

0

Walla Walla

945

57

6

Whatcom

1,448

102

48

Whitman

1,509

12

1

Yakima

11,566

802

263

Unassigned

344

8

3

Total

93,035

7,786

2,190

The above numbers are provided by the state Department of Health, and some numbers differ from the totals provided separately by county health agencies.

This article originally appeared on the Seattle Patch

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