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…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 22, 2020

The Friday, May 22 data from the Snohomish Health District show that while progress has been made over the full reporting period, COVID-19 is still very much with us and shows every sign of persisting into the foreseeable future. As our communities begin to cautiously reopen, we will follow these measures carefully for any sign…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 21, 2020

The Thursday, May 21 data from the Snohomish Health District suggest what might be interpreted as a slight setback in our local battle with COVID-19. New cases recorded in the past 24 hours (yellow chart) show that 36 cases were added to those infected, the biggest jump this week and a sobering departure from Wednesday’s…

Non-profit offering free dental work expands services to elective procedures

Medical Teams International announced Thursday that services offered at the non-profit organization’s will be expanding services offered at its mobile dental van locations. Earlier this week, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Washington state’s plan for all elective procedures to resume. Now, Medical Teams International — which has been offering emergency drive-up services for those who are…

COVID-10 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 20, 2020

With the exception of a single new COVID-related death, the Wednesday, May 20 data from the Snohomish Health District present encouraging news in the various metrics we track for our daily update. New cases recorded in the past 24 hours (yellow chart) stands at nine, a new low for the entire reporting period and a…

Sponsor spotlight: What are the benefits of a compounding pharmacy for pets?

Pet owners everywhere always want to provide the best care possible for their best friends. When it comes to pharmaceuticals, veterinarians are well aware that pet owners sometimes face unique challenges when it comes to medicating their companions. One such challenge is making sure that the treatments and medications they are giving their pets are…

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

The Tuesday, May 19 data from the Snohomish Health District present a mixed bag of good and concerning news. New cases per day (yellow chart) is continuing its slow but steady upward trend, with 28 new cases reported Tuesday. But at the same time, more people are recovering and recovering faster. Total active cases in…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 18, 2020

The Monday, May 18 data from the Snohomish Health District overall look encouraging, despite showing a slight uptick in resurgence of the virus in several of the metrics we track. We have also added three additional charts. The first displays the latest data on how people were exposed to and acquired the virus. The other…

Inslee announces restart of all medical services in Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee Monday announced the state’s plan for all elective procedures to resume. Each medical or dental practice will assess their own readiness and their communities’ COVID-19 activity to determine whether, and to what degree, they will reopen, Inslee said. The proclamation requires that providers: Have appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers If…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 15, 2020

With one very notable exception, from the numbers standpoint the week ended on a positive note in the local battle with COVID-19. The Friday, May 15 data from the Snohomish Health District show a drop from yesterday’s spike in the number of new cases added (yellow chart) in the past 24 hours, with the new figure…

COVID-19 daily update for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 14, 2020

In contrast with Wednesday’s more rosy report, the Thursday, May 14 data from the Snohomish Health District show a resurgence of the virus in several of the metrics we track. But bear in mind that a one-day aberration does not necessarily auger the start of a new trend; only if these continue over an extended time…

COVID-19 daily update for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 13, 2020

The Wednesday, May 13 data from the Snohomish Health District provide a welcome dose of encouragement in the progress of our local battle with COVID-19 and, if these trends continue, suggest that we may finally be turning the corner in Snohomish County. Most notably, the number of active cases in the county (red chart) continued its…

COVID-19 daily update for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 13, 2020

The Tuesday, May 12 data from the Snohomish Health District  paints a picture of incremental progress in our local battle with COVID-19.  The number of active cases in the county (red chart) continues its downward trend, moving from a record high of 1,033 on Friday to 831 in Tuesday’s report, the lowest daily gain since April…

Free May 14 webinar focuses on ways to stay healthy during a pandemic

Dr. Amber Content, ND of Mountlake Terrace-based Monarch Regenerative Medicine is hosting a series of free webinars aimed at discussing how to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to help participants gain control of their health, boost their immune systems and reduce their risk. The first webinar is Thursday, May 14 at…

Inslee announces contact tracing initiative aimed at slowing spread of COVID-19

Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday announced the launch of a statewide contact tracing plan that will allow more businesses to open and more people to be active in public, while helping to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Contact tracing is another tool in our toolbox for tackling COVID-19 in Washington,” Inslee said. “While…

Sponsor spotlight: Verdant Health Commission invests $475K in nutrition, mental health needs

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Verdant Health Commission continues to partner with local organizations to increase access to services that support the health of our individuals and families in need, and to date, it has invested approximately $475,000 in new programming.  In the shifting economic and public health landscape, Verdant has prioritized access…

COVID-19 daily update for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 11, 2020

Several readers provided valuable feedback over the weekend on the addition last week of a linear trendline to our bar charts, pointing out that by showing a simple up, down or stable trend over the full reporting period, it was not providing an accurate picture of data fluctuations and could be misleading. In response, we…

From the Snohomish Health District: More details about testing for COVID-19

Testing is one of the key elements of the long-term response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and a crucial piece of being able to resume more business and activities. This continues to be the topic of many questions. Testing options have changed over time and still are changing. There’s no doubt that more testing…

COVID-19 daily update for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 8, 2020

We have added a new feature to our bar charts Friday. Each now includes a dotted trendline, also referred to as a line of best fit, that shows the general pattern or overall direction of the data over the full reporting period. With daily variations and fluctuations, it is sometimes difficult to see long-term trends,…

COVID-19 daily update for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 7, 2020

The Wednesday, May 7 data from the  Snohomish Health District present a disturbing spike in both total active cases (red chart) and new cases added in the past day (yellow chart), rising by 50 and 57 respectively. Active COVID-19 cases in the county now stands at 1,003, the highest single-day count over the reporting period. But…

Hospitals to resume elective surgeries, triggering surge in blood needs

With new COVID-19 cases in the Northwest projected to decline in the weeks ahead, Washington and Oregon hospitals are preparing to re-start surgeries, organ transplants and cancer treatments that were suspended in March after the magnitude of the pandemic threat became apparent. That means that patient needs and requests for blood are rising quickly, and…

COVID-19 daily update for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 6, 2020

The Wednesday, May 6 data from the  Snohomish Health District continues the steady daily accumulation of new cases (yellow chart), with 24 reported since Tuesday. Recovered cases (green chart) ticked upward, with 13 added to the ranks of Snohomish County residents who have kicked the virus, for a total of 1,766 over the full reporting…

COVID-19 daily update for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 5, 2020

The Tuesday, May 5 data from the  Snohomish Health District continues to show a relatively low 24-hour change in the number of new cases (yellow chart), with 23 added since yesterday.  Recovered cases (green chart) remained effectively stable since Monday with a single addition, but this is on the heels of a 7-day period that…

COVID-19 daily report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: May 4, 2020

With the Snohomish Health District no longer providing data updates on weekends, the Monday data set includes all changes for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  For clarity and continuity in our charts, we have spread these changes evenly over the three days and rounded to the nearest whole number. Bear in mind when reading our charts…