COVID-19 Bulletin Recap of Recent COVID-19 News and Updates


Statewide Response Updates

Newest numbers. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) reported a total of 1,825,852 confirmed cases as of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 11. There have been 14,353 COVID-19 deaths in Washington.

For the most recent number of cases by county, demographics, and more, visit the Department of Health's dashboard.

Flu and COVID-19 vaccines offer the best defense for families and communities. DOH is urging the public to get an influenza vaccine in addition to a COVID-19 booster this fall to keep themselves and others safe and out of the hospital. Read the full Oct. 11 news release.

Reported COVID-19 reinfections in Washington state. This weekly report includes information on hospitalizations and deaths, demographics, trends over time, and vaccination status of people with a reinfection where DOH has information about both infection events. Read the full Oct. 12 report.

COVID-19 cases among children and youth in Washington. This weekly report provides information on COVID-19 in all children and youth, ages 0 to 19 years. Cases are broken down by educational service district (ESD) regions and age. Read the full Oct. 12 report in English and in Spanish.

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths by vaccination status. This monthly report provides a brief overview of confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths among those who completed the primary series and those who are not fully vaccinated in Washington state. Read the full Oct. 12 report.

DOH SARS-CoV-2 sequencing and variants report. This weekly report summarizes genome sequencing coverage of Washington SARS-CoV-2 specimens from multiple laboratories from across the United States and our state. It provides a statewide view of sequencing capacity and data, including breakouts by county and demographics. Read the full Oct. 12 report.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with COVID-19 in Washington State report. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a condition that causes inflammation in different body parts, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. Read the full Oct. 11 report.

Resources

Get a vaccine, exposure notifications, COVID-19 testing, and proof of vaccination. Use the DOH vaccine locator to help end the pandemic. Next, get WA Notify so you’ll know if you’ve been near another WA Notify user who later tests positive for COVID-19. Learn more about when and where to get tested on the COVID-19 testing webpage and order free, at-home tests delivered straight to your doorstep through Say YES! COVID Test. It’s quick and easy to report your test results online. For K-12 students, staff, and parents/guardians, learn more about our partnership that helps schools provide easy COVID-19 testing on site. Once vaccinated, you can provide your vaccination status using WA Verify.

Care Connect Washington assistance. Care Connect provides food and other support to people who test positive for COVID-19 so they can isolate at home. People who have been exposed to the virus and are actively quarantining are also eligible. Making it easier for people to stay home helps slow the spread of the illness. Call the COVID-19 Information Hotline at 1-800-525-0127, then press #. Language assistance is available. The hotline hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and observed state holidays.

Latest COVID-19 reopening guidance for businesses and workers. See a full list of current reopening guidance from the Governor's Office.

Guidance and resources for employers and business owners. Sign up for the Economic and Business Resilience Newsletter.

The state COVID-19 Assistance Hotline is a general information line related to COVID-19. If you need information or have a general question, call 1-800-525-0127, then press # or text 211-211 for help. Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and on observed state holidays. You can also text the word “Coronavirus” to 211-211 to receive information and updates on your phone wherever you are. You will receive links to the latest information on COVID-19, including county-level updates, and resources for families, businesses, students, and more.

DOH publishes this bulletin on Thursdays only, and only if there is significant new information to share.