星期三 , 8 7 月 2020
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Washington state of US reported sixth death by COVID-19

Health Officials for Seattle & King County confirmed four more death from Coronavirus in Washington state, bring the total death toll to six in the US (Photo by AP)

Health officials in Washington state of United States said that four more people have died of the Coronavirus, bringing the state’s death toll, and the nation’s, to six.

New diagnoses in several states pushed COVID-19 cases past 100. An increase in testing for the Coronavirus began shedding light Monday on how the illness has spread in the US, including among nursing home residents in one Washington state facility.

At least two of the deaths were residents of a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington, according to King County health authorities. The nursing home cases especially troubled health care experts because of the vulnerability of sick and elderly people to the illness and existing problems in nursing facilities.

In Seattle, King County Executive Dow Constantine declared an emergency and said the county was buying a hotel to be used as a hospital for patients who need to be isolated. He said the facility should be available by the end of the week.

More than 10 schools in the Seattle area were closed for deep cleaning over virus concerns, although the city-county public health department said it was not yet recommending school closures or cancellation of activities.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said its case count includes 45 infections among people who were on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which is one more than previously reported.

Vice President Mike Pence met with the nation’s governors and pledged to continue updating them by teleconference on a weekly basis. President Donald Trump met with pharmaceutical companies to talk about progress toward a vaccine.

 

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