Native well-being officers mentioned Sunday there are not any constructive circumstances of the brand new coronavirus in Spokane County, although the virus continues to unfold in Washington. Initially, the Washington Health Department reported 136 whole circumstances of the virus, together with one case in Spokane County. Inside an hour, that case was included within the “unassigned” class of circumstances on the Health Department’s web site, which totaled 14. Kelli Hawkins, the spokeswoman for the Spokane Regional Health District, mentioned they’d obtained no take a look at outcomes for the two folks beneath investigation within the county.
Outcomes are initially assigned to a county by the lab that conducts the testing, wrote Lisa Stromme Warren in an electronic mail, lead public data officer for the virus on the Health Department. These assignments are then confirmed by the county or Health Department, and the “unassigned” circumstances haven’t but had that affirmation made, she wrote.
As of Sunday, the virus has resulted in the deaths of 19 Washingtonians, most of the residents of an aged care heart in Kirkland. A Quincy resident of their 80s being handled in Wenatchee has additionally died, in line with the Grant County Health District on Sunday.
In complete, 136 instances have been confirmed within the state – in King, Snohomish, Grant, Jefferson, Kittitas, Pierce and Clark counties. Two new deaths from the virus had been reported as of Sunday in King County. Each of them had been residents of Life Care Center of Kirkland. A person in his 90s and a lady in her 80s died late final week.
Health officers had stated earlier within the week they anticipated the virus would make its method to eastern Washington. A previous take a look at of an individual with ties to Gonzaga College got here again detrimental.
The Health Department reported exams of greater than 1,200 residents, with 136 constructive exams. The virus is being discovered principally in older sufferers, with 79 circumstances present in sufferers ages 50 or older.
Spokane’s well-being officers inspired residents a last week to proceed to take steps to keep away from spreading the virus. That features frequent hand-washing, avoiding touching your face, and cleansing residence and work surface completely.