The number of deaths due to COVID-19 has reached 10 in Kent and seven in Renton, according to results released Monday by Public Health—Seattle & King County.
A week ago, Kent had six deaths and Renton four. Kent has had 210 positive tests for COVID-19 while Renton has had 219. Enumclaw has had 37 positive tests and five deaths.
Public Health—Seattle & King County urges everyone, even people who are young and healthy, to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19. If you must go out, stay at least six feet apart from others. Staying home and avoiding all non-essential contact with others is the best way to stay healthy, keep others healthy, and prevent the new coronavirus from suddenly spreading rapidly and overwhelming King County’s health care system.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is highly contagious, and each face-to-face interaction is an opportunity for it to spread. In addition, it’s important to wash your hands with soap frequently and avoid touching your face.
Public Health—Seattle & King County is reporting the following confirmed cases and deaths due to COVID-19 through 11:59 p.m. on April 4, the latest numbers available.
3,331 confirmed positive cases (up 164* from yesterday)
222 confirmed deaths (up 14 from yesterday)
* The “new confirmed positive cases” figure Public Health publishes each day represents all new confirmed cases reported to us through 11:59 the night prior. Some of these test results were processed on days prior but were delayed in being reported to us.
Detailed information about demographics of those who died from COVID-19 is available on the data dashboard (www.kingcounty.gov/covid/data).
Temporary changes in reporting of negative COVID-19 test results
King County’s COVID-19 data dashboard is based on data provided by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). As of April 4, DOH has temporarily stopped reporting data on negative test results. As a result, Public Health is no longer displaying information on negative test results on its data dashboard.
Isolation and quarantine facilities update
Isolation and quarantine is a proven public health practice for reducing the spread of disease. Examples of people who may need this assistance include people who cannot safely isolate from a family member who is elderly or medically fragile, or people experiencing homelessness. Individuals can only be placed into the King County sites after a health professional with Public Health has determined that they need isolation or quarantine.
Forty-eight people are currently staying in King County isolation and quarantine facilities, which includes a site in Kent at the former Econo Lodge motel on Central Avenue. Public Health does not release how many people are at each site.
South County cities COVID-19 results chart
City, Positive tests, deaths
Kent: 210; 10
Renton: 219; 7
Enumclaw: 37; 5
Auburn: 133; 2
Federal Way: 114; 2
SeaTac: 38; 1
Covington: 30; 1
Des Moines: 55; 0
Tukwila: 38; 0
Maple Valley: 31; 0
Source: Public Health—Seattle & King County