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Health officials in Washington state report 6 virus deaths

Researchers said earlier that the virus may have been circulating for weeks undetected in Washington state.

Posted: Mar 2, 2020 11:39 AM
Updated: Mar 2, 2020 3:53 PM

Update: Monday, March 2, 2020 - Washington state health authorities now say six people have died from coronavirus.

At a news conference Monday Dr. Jeff Duchin from Public Health – Seattle & King County – said five of the deaths were people from King County and one was a person from Snohomish County, north of Seattle.

Researchers said earlier that the virus may have been circulating for weeks undetected in Washington state.

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SEATTLE (AP) - Health officials in Washington state said Monday that three more people had died from the coronavirus, bringing the total to five in the state and United States.

Dr. Jeff Duchin from Public Health – Seattle & King County announced the new deaths at a news conference.

Researchers said earlier the virus may have been circulating for weeks undetected in Washington state.

RELATED: 8 people test positive for coronavirus in Washington state. A possible nursing home outbreak is being investigated

The death toll from the coronavirus in the U.S. has climbed to six, and the disease has spread to ever more countries and world capitals, even as new cases in China have dropped to their lowest level in six weeks.

A shift in the crisis appeared to be underway: Hundreds patients have been released from hospitals in China, and the World Health Organization says nine times more cases have reported outside China than inside it over the past 24 hours.

RELATED: This map tracks the coronavirus in real time

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3147735

Reported Deaths: 36846
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles106550515184
San Bernardino2628581594
Riverside2585322777
San Diego2255582344
Orange2214932625
Santa Clara964351181
Kern89095590
Fresno847441043
Sacramento828611157
Alameda69693886
Ventura64404507
San Joaquin59395808
Contra Costa54416487
Stanislaus43938788
Tulare42759531
Monterey37285259
San Mateo33731340
San Francisco30027278
Santa Barbara26514264
Solano26494111
Imperial25562493
Merced25048324
Sonoma24761247
Kings19760160
Placer17675188
San Luis Obispo16437151
Madera13781151
Santa Cruz12687130
Marin11930163
Yolo11014138
Shasta9920129
Butte9711134
El Dorado800259
Sutter792783
Napa782847
Lassen526916
San Benito514348
Yuba504929
Tehama446846
Tuolumne344340
Nevada329674
Mendocino325635
Amador304232
Lake268132
Humboldt249425
Glenn198522
Colusa18549
Calaveras167223
Siskiyou148413
Mono11354
Inyo100729
Del Norte8732
Plumas6055
Modoc3873
Mariposa3464
Trinity3054
Sierra880
Alpine730
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