Wastewater data indicates polio is quietly spreading in three cities - King County officials aren't testing for the disease.
The Centers for Disease Control confirmed the person was infected with the Sabin-2 variant.
Fifteen Washington counties are advised to mask up due to new cases and increasing hospitalizations.
New cases may peak in Washington this week, but the surge in hospitalizations will continue through February.
COVID hospitalizations increased 49 percent in a week as new cases reach an unprecedented level in Western Washington.
Seattle joins Miami and New York as new COVID cases surge 32% over the weekend.
Trevor Bedford predicts 50 percent of the United States will catch Omicron as official await a tidal wave of new cases.
A new study found that Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines perform poorly without a booster.
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, and New York reported new Omicron variant cases today.
Cassie Sauer, CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association states, "I think that there is almost no chance that it's not [here.]"