Washington hospitals are already near capacity as the number of COVID patients increases.
Fifteen Washington counties are advised to mask up due to new cases and increasing hospitalizations.
Test positivity in King County jumps to 11.6% one month after the mask mandate ends.
Governor Inslee made it clear the statewide indoor mask mandate will be ending soon.
New cases may peak in Washington this week, but the surge in hospitalizations will continue through February.
Washington hospitals are running out of options as the state takes the final measures to avoid crisis standards of care.
Forecasts predict Washington hospitals will be completely overwhelmed with over 3,800 COVID patients by February.
Racing to be first to break a story, some news outlets aren't waiting for the science.
Classes will be virtual through Jan. 30 as COVID cases continue to rise.
COVID hospitalizations increased 49 percent in a week as new cases reach an unprecedented level in Western Washington.