COVID-19 deaths reach 10 in Kent; 7 in Renton; 5 in Enumclaw

COVID-19 deaths reach 10 in Kent; 7 in Renton; 5 in Enumclaw

Latest South County results from Public Health—Seattle King County

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 has reached 10 in Kent and seven in Renton, according to results released Monday by Public Health—Seattle & King County.

A week ago, Kent had six deaths and Renton four. Kent has had 210 positive tests for COVID-19 while Renton has had 219. Enumclaw has had 37 positive tests and five deaths.

Public Health—Seattle & King County urges everyone, even people who are young and healthy, to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19. If you must go out, stay at least six feet apart from others. Staying home and avoiding all non-essential contact with others is the best way to stay healthy, keep others healthy, and prevent the new coronavirus from suddenly spreading rapidly and overwhelming King County’s health care system.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is highly contagious, and each face-to-face interaction is an opportunity for it to spread. In addition, it’s important to wash your hands with soap frequently and avoid touching your face.

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 April 4, the latest numbers available.

3,331 confirmed positive cases (up 164* from yesterday)

222 confirmed deaths (up 14 from yesterday)

* The “new confirmed positive cases” figure Public Health publishes 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 (www.kingcounty.gov/covid/data).

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, DOH has temporarily stopped reporting data on negative test results. As a result, Public Health is no longer displaying information on negative test results on its 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.

Forty-eight people are currently staying in King County isolation and quarantine facilities, which includes a site in Kent at the former Econo Lodge motel on Central Avenue. Public Health does not release how many people are at each site.

South County cities COVID-19 results chart

City, Positive tests, deaths

Kent: 210; 10

Renton: 219; 7

Enumclaw: 37; 5

Auburn: 133; 2

Federal Way: 114; 2

SeaTac: 38; 1

Covington: 30; 1

Des Moines: 55; 0

Tukwila: 38; 0

Maple Valley: 31; 0

Source: Public Health—Seattle & King County


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@auburn-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.auburn-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

File photo
Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Washington releases new forest plan

It outlines ways the state will protect and maintain forest health.

File photo
Vandals damage Denny’s – and other hijinks | Auburn police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others,… Continue reading

MultiCare Auburn Medical Center. 	File photo
Auburn hospital sees 50 percent increase in COVID cases

In past month, Auburn Medical Center’s average rises to 20 patients a day.

King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov
King County Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget

King County Council on Nov. 17 passed a $12.59 billion biennial budget… Continue reading

Colin Schilling, CEO of Schilling’s Hard Cider. 	File photo
Prosecutor accuses Kent man of cider and clothing theft

Colin Schilling, CEO of Schilling’s Hard Cider, was on his way to… Continue reading

Courtesy Photo
Family seeks answers in Auburn fatal hit and run

Driver who killed Ardella Songcuan, 61, is still at large.

Survey aims to improve how Auburn serves its residents

On Nov. 2, an online community survey asking whether Auburn residents would… Continue reading

State Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) authored the letter to Gov. Jay Inslee. Mullet represents the 5th Legislative District. File photo
Democratic lawmakers ask Inslee to lift ban on indoor dining

They want to try to scaling back on occupancy before forcing an end to inside service.

Positive COVID tests at Auburn hospital

Auburn Multicare Medical Center last week reported at least five employees and… Continue reading

Most Read