The top health official for Seattle and King County, Washington, has warned that the drop in new coronavirus cases in their community seems to be leveling off again.
“We’ve experienced an increasing number of cases and investigations associated with social activities,” said health officer Dr. Jeffrey Duchin during a Friday afternoon briefing.
Duchin said people should not become cavalier about public gatherings because the virus can still be spread easily.
“In the last two weeks, we've had almost 200 business identified as having one or more people with Covid-19 working while contagious,” he said
Although the daily count of new Covid-19 cases in King County has fallen since peaking a month ago, the seven-day rolling average of new cases has remained in triple-digits since June 27. And Duchin said they are not expecting better news in the next few months.
“We expect Covid-19 to get worse in the fall and winter and people to spend more time indoors," he said.