At once the focal point of the novel coronavirus crisis, King County's case rate has slowed compared to the U.S.'s other hotspots. Even in Washington, it's been bumped out of the 10 counties with the highest rates of cases per 100,000.
But the virus was still spreading in July, and the state was carefully optimistic about decreases and plateaus it's seen in the county, especially as those decreases look to be new. Keep reading for a look at how the virus is spreading, and which groups have been impacted the most
In King County, 51% of reported cases were women and 49% were men, according to King County Public Health. This almost flipped in Seattle where women made up 49.5% of cases and men accounted for 50.5%. KCPH reported that sex was missing for 518 records. Across the state, the gap widens a bit. Women have made up 50% of reported cases, to the 46% of cases reported for men, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Four percent of cases weren't assigned to a sex.