Among the 233 Redmond residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, about 50 have died. Many of these deaths come from assisted living facilities.
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.
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.
For Redmond, seven assisted living facilities have seen cases of coronavirus, and five of the facilities had 46 deaths in total— including deaths of residents, visitors and staff.
Broken down, Redmond Care and Rehab has had 18 deaths from coronavirus, Peter’s Creek Retirement Center has had nine deaths, Redmond Heights Senior Living has had seven deaths, Aegis Living Marymoor has had seven deaths, and Overlake Terrace Assisted Living and Memory Care has had five.
COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting communities of color, the race and ethnicity dashboard shows.
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 by industry, demographics and zipcode.
Data shows that 358,215 King County residents filed new unemployment claims between March 1 and May 16. For those in the 98052 zipcode, 6,772 initial unemployment claims have been filed, and steadily increasing over the last few months. For those in 98053, 2,706 claims have been filed, with a similar rate of increase. More zipcodes can be seen here.
For more information on King County and Redmond-specific COVID-19 data, go to the county’s updated data dashboard page.