COVID-19 update for June 19, 2020

With ongoing changes in data reporting at both the county and state levels, we are adjusting our reports to you based on data made available from the Snohomish Health District and the Washington State Department of Health. Rather than generating our own graphics, we are now using the charts and table provided by these agencies….

Fitness Corner: Running with Wonder Woman

In early 2020, I signed up for the DC Wonder Woman 5K race. I have always been a solitary exerciser but after a hiatus of many years, it felt right to kickstart my running again by running 3.10 miles with a bunch of other runners and walkers, everyone coming together to get moving and achieve…

Snohomish County vs Washington State COVID numbers — how we compare

With the Snohomish Health District’s recent shift from daily to weekly data reporting, we will be supplementing our regular reports with additional data from the Washington Department of Heath to round out tracking of COVID-19 metrics in our area. The health district has announced that it will be posting updates on Fridays in a new…

New report shows increasing COVID-19 activity in Washington state

The Washington State Department of Health Saturday released the latest statewide situation report, which shows COVID-19 transmission continued to increase in eastern Washington as of the end of May, with a possible uptick in western Washington as well. There are still significant differences in transmission from county to county, the department said. The situation in…

COVID Update: Covering changes from Tuesday, June 9, through Friday, June 12.

More changes to our COVID Update report: Earlier this week the Snohomish Health District announced that it will cease maintaining its COVID-19 Daily Case Count web page effective Friday, June 12. Up to now, this has been the source of data that generate the charts and tables provided in our regular COVID Update reports to you,…

State: More time needed to test nursing home residents, staff for COVID-19

The Washington State Department of Health said Friday that it needs more time to achieve the goal of testing every resident and staff member in nursing homes across the state. As stated in the Secretary of Health’s order, June 12 was the date for every nursing home to: Offer COVID-19 tests to all residents and…

State coronavirus news update for June 9, 2020

A recap of state COVID-19 news for Tuesday, June 9 Long-term care facility data by county now available. The Department of Health has added data on the number of cases and deaths associated with care facilities in individual counties. Data is expected to be updated and posted weekly on the DOH coronavirus website and the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard. A…

COVID 19 update for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: June 6-8, 2020

The Monday, June 8, data from the Snohomish Health District, traces a return to the slow but steady progress being made in our communities to slow the progress of COVID-19. Looking at the big-picture trends over the full reporting period (Countywide Trend chart), note that the total case counts (blue and yellow lines) continue to…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: June 5, 2020

The Friday, June 5, data from the Snohomish Health District, while presenting a one-day spike in new cases, continue the big-picture story of our communities’ slow but steady gain in the local battle against a stubborn and tenacious virus. This long-term pattern is clearly demonstrated in the Countywide Trend line chart in the numbers of…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: June 4, 2020

The Thursday, June 4, data from the Snohomish Health District continue the big-picture story of Snohomish County’s slow but steady gain in the local battle with COVID-19. Note particularly the total case counts (upper) lines in the Countywide Trends line chart showing confirmed plus probable (blue line) and confirmed only (yellow line) over the full…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: June 3, 2020

The Wednesday, June 3, data from the Snohomish Health District present a picture of a tenacious infection that is very slowly giving ground. After a one-day spike of 33 new cases Tuesday (yellow chart), Wednesday’s addition of 15 to the caseload is more in line with the experience of the previous week. Total Active Cases…

COVID-19 Daily Update for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: June 2, 2020

The Tuesday, June 2, data from the Snohomish Health District begin the new week on a mixed note, showing fewer hospitalizations and a gain in overall recoveries, despite a one-day spike in caseloads and a corresponding gain in active cases. After an encouraging weekend of low numbers of new cases (yellow chart), the past 24…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: June 1, 2020

The Monday, June 1, data from the Snohomish Health District show a weekend of encouraging progress on all fronts in our local battle with COVID-19. After almost two weeks of remaining fairly constant, incremental new cases per day (yellow chart) is trending down, adding 38 between Saturday and Monday for an average of less than…

COVID-19 Weekend Update for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 30, 2020

Intended to supplement our Tuesday-Saturday daily reports, the Weekend Update provides details on where infected individuals contracted the virus, numbers of tests administered, and positive vs negative testing results in Snohomish County. This week we are also providing information on the number of new cases per 100,000 population, one of the key targets that Washington…

Pop up blood donor center now open in Lynnwood

The COVID-19 pandemic has left the public health system scrambling to ensure the safety of patients and the stability of the local blood supply. Bloodworks is now teaming up with several community partners to host new Pop-Up Donor Centers throughout the region, including one in Lynnwood at the Lynnwood Stake Center, 1st Cultural Hall (Gym), 17321 44th Ave….

COVID-19 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 29, 2020

The Friday, May 29 data from the Snohomish Health District continue much as they have, showing no major deviation from the trends of the past two weeks. Incremental new cases per day (yellow chart) added another case over the pasts 24 hours, maintaining a relatively steady pace of new infections with 25 added since Thursday….

Inslee announces state’s long-term care testing plan

Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced the state’s plan to begin broad testing within long-term care facilities . The state Department of Health issued an order that will require widespread testing. Residents and staff in nursing homes will be tested within approximately two weeks, with a completion goal date of June 12. All residents and…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 28, 2020

The Thursday, May 28 data from the Snohomish Health District continue to reflect the strong persistence of COVID-19 infection in our area, with at least two of our selected metrics (new cases and deaths) showing disturbing increases over the past week. We are not out of the woods yet. Incremental new cases per day (yellow…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 27, 2020

The Wednesday, May 27 data from the Snohomish Health District attest to the stubborn nature of the COVID-19 infection in our area, with selected metrics remaining relatively steady. While they do not show the hoped-for light at the end of the tunnel, they do indicate that the situation is at least not deteriorating and that…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 26, 2020

Note on weekend data reporting: With the Snohomish Health District not providing data updates on weekends and holidays, the Tuesday, May 26 numbers include the combined changes over the three-day Memorial Day Weekend — Saturday May 23, Sunday May 24 and Monday May 25 — plus changes for Tuesday, May 26 —  four days total….

COVID-19 Weekend Update for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 23, 2020

Welcome to our first COVID-19 Weekend Update. Intended to supplement our daily weekday reports, the Weekend Update provides details on where infected individuals contracted the virus, numbers of tests administered, and positive vs. negative testing results in Snohomish County. Testing, along with contact tracing, has been identified as a key weapon in the battle with…