Find out what the numbers tell us about Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Times' FYI Guy, Gene Balk, and other contributors comb data sets to look at the numbers behind news topics -- especially those that offer insight into the quality of life and cost of living in the Seattle area.

UW model says social distancing is starting to work — but still projects 1,400 COVID-19 deaths in the state

A temporary field hospital built onto soccer fields, Sunday, March 22, 2020 in Shoreline, is intended for people unable to isolate and recover from COVID-19, the coronavirus, in their own homes. The 200 bed hospital has been put up by King County. 213426

Modeling from the UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) forecasts that hospitalizations will generally peak in mid-April, with 64,000 more patients than licensed beds nationwide.

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