SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., January 15, 2021 – Based on new regional data published by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Snohomish County will remain in Phase 1 for the week begin January 18. 

The DOH compiles updated data by region every Friday. Regions that meet all four criteria above are eligible to move to Phase 2 on the following Monday. The Snohomish Health District will publish an updated snapshot on Tuesday with data comparisons specific to Snohomish County.

The Puget Sound Region continues to meet three of the four criteria laid out in the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery announced by Governor Jay Inslee. There reported metrics for the Puget Sound Region published January 15 are as follows:

  • [MET] A region must have a 10 percent or greater decrease in the rate of C OVID cases per 100,000 population in most recent 14-day period measured compared to the prior 14-day period. The Puget Sound Region had a 13 percent decrease from December 20 through January 2 compared to December 6 through December 19, meeting the target. 
  • [DOES NOT MEET] There must be a 10 percent or greater decrease in the rate of new C OVID hospital admission rates per 100,000 in most recent 14-day period measured compared to the prior 14-day period. The Puget Sound Region had a 3 percent decrease from December 27 through January 9 compared to December 13 through December 26, which does not meet the target. 
  • [MET] Test positivity should be less than 10 percent for the most recent 7-day period measured. The Puget Sound Region had a 7 percent test positivity for December 20 through December 26, which does meet the target. 
  • [MET] Total ICU occupancy within a region must be less than 90 percent for the most recent 7-day period measured. The Puget Sound Region continued to meet this metric with 85 percent occupancy for January 3 through January 9. 

The DOH and coronavirus.wa.gov data dashboards will continue to be available online. Additional data regarding the new criteria for the Roadmap to Recovery will be provided separately for the near term. The risk assessment dashboards will be revised in the future, but there should be no break in the availability of C OVID-19 data.

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