Seattle-Tacoma’s KING 5 News reports the following:

Six people have died and a total of 18 people in King and Snohomish counties have tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus, officially called COVID-19, in Washington state. Dozens of other people are being tested or monitored.

Key facts:

  • A total of 18 people have tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus and six have died in King and Snohomish counties.

  • Several Washington schools closed this week for a deep cleaning.

  • The Centers for Disease and Prevention is investigating a coronavirus outbreak at a nursing home in Kirkland. More than 50 people associated with Life Care Center are showing respiratory symptoms.

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Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institutes for Allergies and Infections Diseases (NIH/NIAID) was quoted today saying that coronavirus has likely reached “pandemic proportions.”

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