Tuesday, the Washington State Department of Health issued information claiming case counts are rising in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.

According to WSDOH:

 "..case numbers in western Washington counties are climbing at an alarming rate, near or beyond previous peaks in some areas. As cases in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties continue to trend sharply upward, health officials warn we may now be entering the fall surge."

The release goes on to claim this is being seen in areas nationwide. Health Secretary John Wiesman issued a statement that read in part:

“When this happens, we place everyone, but particularly our elders, parents, grandparents and those with diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other chronic disease at great risk. A surge in COVID-19 along with flu season puts us at enormous risk of overwhelming our hospital systems and undoing other important statewide progress toward containment. However, all of us doing our part can turn this trend around.”

According to outgoing Chief Health Officer Kathy Lofy, apparently it's time to flatten the curve again:

 “It’s time to flatten the curve again. I’m optimistic we can get our kids in school, keep our businesses open, and control the spread of COVID-19 if everyone does their part.”

The article also contained this line near the beginning, but exactly how the experts are was not specifically revealed:

"Experts say we must act now to reverse trend"

The article contained a link to data that reportedly shows increases in those three west side counties.

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