Wastewater data indicates polio is quietly spreading in three cities - King County officials aren't testing for the disease.
Washington hospitals are already near capacity as the number of COVID patients increases.
Test positivity in King County jumps to 11.6% one month after the mask mandate ends.
Thousands of complaints against a COVID testing company that started in an axe throwing lounge sparks multiple investigations.
Forecasts predict Washington hospitals will be completely overwhelmed with over 3,800 COVID patients by February.
COVID hospitalizations increased 49 percent in a week as new cases reach an unprecedented level in Western Washington.
An analysis of available data using models from the United Kingdom indicates Washington will run out of hospital resources by Jan 15.
Seattle will be one of the first cities in the United States to face the full force of the Omicron COVID variant.
The first three cases are among young adults who live in Western Washington.
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, and New York reported new Omicron variant cases today.