Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches At Least 9 in Washington State
Health officials from Washington state confirmed Tuesday that a total of nine deaths related to the COVID-19 coronavirus have been confirmed.
According to the Washington State Department of Health website, there are at least 27 positive cases of the novel coronavirus and a total of nine deaths statewide.
As of the state's latest update, two counties have been impacted by the coronavirus: Snohomish County, which has six reported cases and one death, and King County, with 21 confirmed cases and eight fatalities.
The latest reporting from health officials is a significant uptick from Monday's count of 18 cases and six deaths.
"This is a very fluid, fast-moving situation as we aggressively respond to this outbreak," said Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health for Seattle & King County, in a Tuesday news release. "People with suspected or confirmed exposure to COVID-19 should reach out to their healthcare provider."