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.
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.
COVID hospitalizations increased 49 percent in a week as new cases reach an unprecedented level in Western Washington.
Preliminary research shows omicron is more mild than delta - only if you're vaccinated.
New COVID cases are up 86% from a week ago as the Omicron variant tightens its grip.
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.
Seattle will be one of the first cities in the United States to face the full force of the Omicron COVID variant.