9 coronavirus deaths in Washington state; total cases rise to 27
SEATTLE — The Washington State Department of Health said Tuesday that nine people in Washington state have died from COVID-19.
There have been 21 cases in King County, including eight deaths, and six cases in Snohomish County, including one death.
As of Tuesday morning, 231 people are under public health supervision because of the virus.
Earlier in the day, news outlets reported that a resident of the LifeCare Center in Kirkland that’s been at the center of the virus outbreak in western Washington died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle last week before testing positive for COVID-19.
Washington state is the only state in America to report deaths from coronavirus. Most of them are linked to the nursing home in Kirkland.
Several schools are closed Tuesday in response to coronavirus fears, and a growing number of businesses and agencies are closing their doors and asking employees to work from home.