The state Department of Health says more than 65,000 people have been tested for coronavirus in Washington. The state’s coronavirus death toll now sits at 195, among 4,896 confirmed cases, according to new data collected from the Department of Health as of 11:59 p.m. Saturday.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the counties with the highest totals: King County has 144 deaths among 2,161 cases; Snohomish County has 21 deaths among 1,068 cases; Pierce County has 6 deaths among 288 cases..
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Key coronavirus updates:
- There are at least 4,896 confirmed coronavirus cases with at least 195 deaths in Washington, according to the latest Department of Health numbers released late Saturday.
- President Trump is urging all Americans to practice social distancing for at least another month amid the coronavirus outbreak. Over the weekend, the United States became the most overwhelmed country fighting the global pandemic.
- Washington state saw an 843% week-over-week increase in claims for unemployment benefits last week.
- Five Western State Hospital employees test positive for COVID-19.
- Inslee announced a mandatory statewide stay-at-home order March 23, with exceptions for essential activities such as going to the grocery store, for a minimum of two weeks. Wondering what is still open?
- Boeing shut down its Seattle-area production facilities for two weeks starting Mar. 25 after an employee died from the virus.
- Thirty-four Washington counties have cases confirmed with the Department of Health. Nine counties reported deaths through the DOH.
- All K-12 schools in Washington state are closed until at least April 24.