Weekly COVID-19 Update For Everett And Snohomish County

February 12, 2021

Everett

Here is the latest update from the Snohomish Health District

Here is the weekly update for our area.

As other regions around Washington join the Puget Sound Region in Phase 2, the most recent report shows low or decreasing trends for all four metrics. This means Snohomish County will continue in Phase 2 for an additional two weeks.

The reported metrics for the Puget Sound Region published February 11 are as follows:

  • A region must have a 10 percent or greater decrease in the rate of COVID cases per 100,000 population in most recent 14-day period measured compared to the prior 14-day period. The Puget Sound Region had a 41 percent decrease January 17 through January 30 compared to January 3 through January 16.
  • There must be a 10 percent or greater decrease in the rate of new COVID hospital admission rates per 100,000 in most recent 14-day period measured compared to the prior 14-day period. The Puget Sound Region had a 14 percent decrease January 24 through February 6 compared to January 10 through January 23.
  • Test positivity should be less than 10 percent for the most recent 7-day period measured. The Puget Sound Region had a 6 percent test positivity for January 17 through January 23
  • Total ICU occupancy within a region must be less than 90 percent for the most recent 7-day period measured. The Puget Sound Region had 85 percent occupancy for January 31 through February 6.

“This is good news and I am grateful for everyone’s efforts and sacrifices to get us here, but we can’t celebrate too soon or let our guard down,” said Dr. Chris Spitters, Health Officer for the Snohomish Health District. “While case counts and hospital numbers are going down, absolute numbers and rates of cases, deaths, and hospitalization are still at very concerning levels. We have lost more than 70 residents to COVID since the beginning of the year. We’re far from out of the woods and still in a precarious position.”

SCHEDULE FOR DRIVE-THRU TESTING

Weather permitting, most test sites will be open on Monday. The schedule for the community-based testing sites is as follows:

  • 3900 Broadway site in Everett – remains open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Everett Community College site at 915 N. Broadway – now open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Lynnwood Food Bank site at 5320 176th St SW – open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and now Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Evergreen State Fairgrounds in the front parking lot off of 179th Ave SE in Monroe – open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sultan Elementary School site at 501 Date St – this location is a walk-up test site, and is open Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Testing is by appointment only and registration is now open at www.snohd.org/testing. Those without internet access or needing language assistance can reach the Health District’s call center at 425.339.5278. The call center is staffed 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Callers after hours or on weekends can leave a message, which will be returned on the next business day.

DATA REPORTING

The Health District will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents Day. While testing and contact tracing will continue, data updates will not occur on Monday. The updated two-week case rate, maps and detailed reports will be published on Tuesday.



,

About myeverettnews

My Everett News is a hyperlocal news website featuring breaking news and events in Everett, WA. We also cover City of Everett information and items of interest to those who live and work in Everett. It's written by Leland Dart a former Snohomish County based radio reporter born and raised in Everett.

View all posts by myeverettnews
advert

Comments are closed.