Case updates December 17, 2020; Gov. Inslee announces updated school guidance for in-person instruction

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced an update in the metrics used to inform local school district decisions for in-person learning.

They also announced $3 million from set aside funds to be distributed to implement health and safety protocols.

The update to the school health and safety toolkit comes after recent data showed limited COVID-19 transmission in school environments when state health and safety protocols are implemented.

Read the rest of the story on the governor's Medium page.


Case updates December 17, 2020


United States
  • cases 16,987,911 - 230,953 cases since yesterday
  • deaths 309,880 - 3,444 deaths since yesterday

Washington state - the DOH is still reviewing and adjusting numbers
  • cases 220,268 - includes 7,985 probable cases - 3063 from previous count
  • hospitalizations 13,291 - 56 since last report
  • deaths 3,104 - no reports on weekends

King county
  • cases 56,693 - 774 since yesterday
  • hospitalizations 3,823 - 20 since yesterday
  • deaths 978 - 2 since yesterday

Seattle - population 744,995 (2018)
  • cases 14,206 - 183 since yesterday
  • hospitalizations 914 - 1 since yesterday
  • deaths 244 - 0 since yesterday

Shoreline - population 56,752 (2018)
  • cases 1,451 - 15 since yesterday
  • hospitalizations 150 - 2 since yesterday
  • deaths 77 - 0 since yesterday

Lake Forest Park - 13,569 (2018)
  • cases 170 - 0 since yesterday
  • hospitalizations 14 - -1 since yesterday
  • deaths 3 - 0 since yesterday


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