How is COVID-19 affecting Issaquah?

How is COVID-19 affecting Issaquah?

Since the coronavirus outbreak began in the U.S., Issaquah has had 170 cases, with 30 deaths.

In King County overall, there are, as of May 27, 7,931 positive cases of COVID-19, with 549 deaths from the virus.

An updated data dashboard from Public Health – Seattle & King County provides statistics around the economic, social and health changes that have occurred since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak in King County.

There is also a breakdown of how COVID-19 has impacted long-term care facilities and an additional race and ethnicity dashboard that shows how COVID-19 has affected communities of color compared to whites.

The first large-scale coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. was documented in February at the Life Care Center of Kirkland.

In King County, there have been 344 deaths at long-term care facilities, with 64.4 percent of them related to COVID-19, as of May 28. Issaquah has had four assisted living facilities with cases of coronavirus, including Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation, which has had 19 deaths from the virus, and Fieldstone Memory Care of Issaquah with nine deaths.

The Public Health dashboard shows the staggering way COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting communities of color.

Of the 7,695 confirmed (on May 22) cases of COVID-19 in the county, rates for communities of color have been much higher than rates for whites. Compared to the 174.2 cases per 100,000 people for whites, the case rate for Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders was 995.9 per 100,000 and 858 per 100,000 residents for the Latinx/Hispanic population.

Black communities in King County, according to those May 22 findings, have seen a case rate of 469.8 per 100,000 residents. The case rate for American Indians/Alaska Natives is 271.7 per 100,000; for Asian communities, it is 195.7 per 100,000.

Data also shows that while COVID-19 cases are found throughout King County, there are higher rates in south Seattle and South King County, with smaller concentrations in North King County and a pocket in Northeast King County.

The dashboard is also tracking the economic impacts throughout King County via unemployment numbers.

Data shows that 358,215 King County residents filed new unemployment claims between March 1 and May 16. In a breakdown by zipcode, 98027 residents have filed 3,992 new unemployment claims in that time, and 98029 residents have filed 3,429 new unemployment claims. You can check additional zipcodes here.

For more information on King County and Issaquah-specific COVID-19 data, go to the county’s updated data dashboard page.


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