New cases may peak in Washington this week, but the surge in hospitalizations will continue through February.
Forecasts predict Washington hospitals will be completely overwhelmed with over 3,800 COVID patients by February.
COVID cases are dropping statewide 2-1/2 weeks after the vaccine mandate deadline.
Washington healthcare providers work to ramp up vaccination efforts statewide.
The CDC approves Pfizer vaccine for 28 million children in the United States with doses immediately available.
Washingtonians look ahead to Monday when they'll learn the true impact of the state vaccine mandate.
The data has been missing for a month, after the Department of Health removed several online daily reports.
Further investigation has revealed two other people were in the apartment when the eight-year-old was shot.
Overlake Hospital in Bellevue is severely short staffed as COVID cases increase.
Hospitals statewide report an increasing number of patients as new cases continue to increase.