Public Health Seattle and King county case update April 18, 2020

Sunday, April 19, 2020

The numbers are getting better. Our hospitals were able to handle the cases. But the state still identifies several hundred new cases per day and people are still dying.

Public health experts agree that the true number of people who have been infected with COVID-19 in Washington greatly exceeds the number of COVID-19 infections that have been laboratory-confirmed. 

It is very difficult to know exactly how many people in Washington have been infected to date since most people with COVID-19 experience mild illness and the ability to get tested is still not widely available.

  • 11,802 positive results - up 357 from the day before
  • 624 have died from their illness
King County:
  • 5,063 positive results - up 161 from the day before
  • 340 have died from their illness - up 9 from the day before
  • 226 have positive results
  • 28 have died due to illness 
Lake Forest Park:
  • 22 have positive results
  • 0 have died due to illness


Unknown April 19, 2020 at 6:40 AM  

Seeing the numbers for Shoreline and Lake Forest Park you can't help but wonder why there is such a difference. One simple answer...2018 numbers show Shoreline with a population of 56,752 and Lake Forest Park with 13,569.

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