Six people have died in Kent, four in Renton and three in Auburn of COVID-19, according to the latest South King County numbers released Monday from Public Health—Seattle & King County.
Of 822 test results in Kent, 114 people (13.9%) have tested positive for coronavirus and 86.1% negative. In Renton, 935 results showed 134 (14.3%) positive tests and 85.7 percent negative. Auburn has had 696 tests, 80 (11.5%) positive and 88.5 percent negative.
Federal Way has had 656 test results with 57 (8.7%) positive and 91.3% negative and one death. Covington has had 145 tests with 23 (15.9%) positive and 84.1 percent negative and one death. Enumclaw has had 163 test results with 17 (10.4%) positive and 89.6% negative with one death.
There are no deaths so far in Maple Valley, Des Moines, SeaTac and Tukwila.
In King County, the number of positive cases is 2,330, up 171 from the previous day. There have been 150 deaths in the county through Sunday, March 29, up nine from the previous day.
For more statistics, go to www.kingcounty.gov/covid/data.
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—Seattle & King County has determined that they need isolation or quarantine.
Fifteen people are currently staying in King County isolation and quarantine facilities. A third site, located in Issaquah, opened over the weekend. Kent has a site at the former Econo Lodge motel. Public Health released no statistics about how many are at each facility.