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.
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.
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.”
Top US health official Dr. Fauci to @RichardEngel on coronavirus: “We’re dealing with clearly an emerging infectious disease that has now reached outbreak proportions and likely pandemic proportions.” pic.twitter.com/Vifo7fGCNu
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 2, 2020