COVID-19 Weekend Update for Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood 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 said 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 Lynnwood 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…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood and Snohomish County: May 12, 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…

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 Lynnwood 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 Lynnwood 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,…