10 Washingtonians have now died from coronavirus, 39 cases confirmed

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KING COUNTY, Wash. — Ten Washingtonians have died from COVID-19, according to the Washington State Department of Health.

Nine of those deaths were in King County and one was in Snohomish County. Several of those who died were residents at a nursing facility in Kirkland and had compromised immune systems.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has also increased. The health department said 39 people have tested positive for the virus, with 31 of those people being in King County and eight in Snohomish County.

There are 231 people under supervision across the state. That number includes those at risk of having been exposed to novel coronavirus and people who have returned from China in the past two weeks.

Governor Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency as the numbers of those impacted by coronavirus continue to rise. Vice President Mike Pence, who is overseeing the country’s response, will travel to Washington state to meet with Inslee on Thursday.

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