COVID-19 transmission increasing in western Washington, rates flat but higher in eastern Washington
October 22, 2020
OLYMPIA—The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report on COVID-19 transmission.
Report findings include:
Transmission is increasing in western Washington and recently plateauing in eastern Washington. The best estimates of the reproductive number (how many new people each COVID-19 patient will infect) were 1.12 in western Washington and 0.94 in eastern Washington as of September 27. The goal is a number well below one, which would mean COVID-19 transmission is declining.
The situation in eastern Washington is unstable and efforts to...