Case Information and Data Visualizations

COVID-19 case information for Spokane County is updated Monday through Friday after 3 p.m. New case information reported on Saturdays and Sundays is included in Monday's reporting and is reflected in the visualization’s total cases and case charts. See notes on data reporting processes and definitions below the visualization.

The visualization shows data for the number of cases, deaths and hospitalizations and epidemiological link along with demographic information for each category, including race/ethnicity, sex and age. The visualization below also includes a cases by ZIP Code map. Select for the type of information that you would like to see by selecting a tab at the top of the visualization.

Race and Ethnicity Data

The race and ethnicity dashboard shows how COVID-19 is affecting certain racial and ethnic groups more than others in Spokane County. The data show that COVID-19 disproportionately affects communities of color.

The blue bars show the percentage of total cases. The gray reference lines show the percentage of the Spokane County population included within each race or ethnicity. For any race or ethnicity, the percent of cases may be higher or lower than the percent of that race or ethnicity in Spokane County’s total population. Race and ethnicity data are collected from demographic information in electronic medical records, reported by healthcare providers or self-reported by individuals with COVID-19 during case investigations.

Why are some communities affected more than others? Learn about racial and ethnic disparities.

Cases by Epidemiological Link

This dashboard compares the proportion of cases that can be attributed to community spread versus those that are linked to a previously identified case. An epidemiological (epi) link can be defined as a link to another confirmed COVID-19 case by a person, place or time.

The blue bars show the number of cases with an epi link. The light gray bars show the number of cases with no epi link that are not associated with known cases. The dark gray bars show the number of cases that are still under investigation or not assigned to either category. The red line displays the percentage of cases associated with an epi link by week.

Data reporting:
Please note that the data provided here are tentative and subject to change. Due to system delays, we are not able to provide data for the number of tests administered or for positive and/or negative test results in Spokane County. Please visit the Washington State Department of Health website for statewide test reporting. Otherwise, information is current as of 12 p.m. the day reported.

Note on recovered cases:
Recovered cases are defined as those that meet the following criteria: 28 days have passed since symptom onset or date tested, illness did not result in death, not currently hospitalized.

Note on the number of infections:
Public health experts agree that the true number of people who have been infected with COVID-19 greatly exceeds the number of COVID-19 infections that have been laboratory-confirmed. It is very difficult to know exactly how many people in Spokane County have been infected to date since most people with COVID-19 experience mild illness and the ability to get tested is still not widely available.

COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code
To preserve patient privacy, results for areas where there are 5 or fewer cases are not displayed on the ZIP Code map.