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COVID-19 update for April 7, 2020: Coronavirus resources available in multiple languages to support overall effort to decrease illness, as Public Health—Seattle & King County announces 155 new cases

Summary

Public health resources are available in multiple languages. In addition, Public Health—Seattle & King County reported 155 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the official case count in King County to 3,486, and eight new deaths, bringing the total of COVID-19 deaths in King County to 230.

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Coronavirus resources available in multiple languages so that everyone understands why staying at home is so important

King County's ability to reduce the impacts of COVID-19 now depend on everyone staying at home as much as possible. To support our residents who speak languages other than English, including those who are part of a high-risk group such as the elderly, Public Health—Seattle & King County makes resources available in multiple languages. In addition, Public Health is working with community leaders who can help share these resources across King County.

These resources include fact sheets with basic information about the new coronavirus, approaches to everyday activities, including what to do if you feel sick, and how to operate an essential business or service including child care. Resources include:

In addition, it's important to reduce any bias or stigma associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources to help combat stigma also are available.

Access to information is vital so that everyone understands why staying at home remains the best way to decrease illness and death in our community. Any sudden return to our normal activities would unleash a rapid surge in new infections and illness. Recent projections suggest that if we continue to stay at home, we can continue to slow the spread—but we must all stay the course.

Case updates

Public Health—Seattle & King County is reporting the following confirmed cases and deaths due to COVID-19 through 11:59 p.m. on 4/6/20.

  • 3,486 confirmed positive cases (up 155* from yesterday)
  • 230 confirmed deaths (up 8 from yesterday)

* The "new confirmed positive cases" figure we publish 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.

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, 2020, DOH has temporarily stopped reporting data on negative test results. As a result, we are no longer displaying information on negative test results on our 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.

Thirty-nine people are currently staying in King County isolation and quarantine facilities.

The number of residents at King County's isolation and quarantine sites is included in regular updates provided by Public Health. No other identifying or personal information will be provided.