SEATTLE, WA — State and local health officials confirmed 126 more cases of COVID-19 in Washington on Saturday, bringing the state’s confirmed total to 769. Officials also announced two new deaths in King County, marking 37 deaths within the county and 42 statewide.
The two new King County deaths were both residents of Life Care Center in Kirkland: a woman in her 60s who died at Franciscan Medical on Saturday, and a woman in her 70s who died on Thursday.
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Officials on Sunday also repeated a call for the public to give blood, saying donations in the area have fallen steeply since the coronavirus outbreak began. About 2,500 donations have been lost, officials said, putting the local blood supply “in danger of collapse.”
There is no danger of contracting the coronavirus by giving blood.
COVID-19 infections by county
King: 420 cases (37 deaths)
Snohomish: 176 cases (4 deaths)
Unassigned: 104 cases*
Pierce: 29 cases
Island: 6 cases
Skagit: 4 cases
Yakima: 4 cases
Kitsap: 3 cases
Kittitas: 3 cases
Clark: 3 cases
Thurston: 3 cases
Spokane: 3 casess
Whatcom: 3 cases
Jefferson: 3 cases
Grant: 2 cases (1 death)
Columbia: 1 case
Grays Harbor: 1 case
Lincoln: 1 case
*104 cases were marked “unassigned,” meaning health agencies are still working to determine the appropriate jurisdiction for the illness.
People at high risk for complications from COVID-19 are:
- People older than 60
- People with chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease and diabetes
- People with weakened immune systems
- Pregnant people
The Washington Department of Health has published these fact-sheets to help residents decide what steps to take:
Who should get tested?
From Seattle and King County Public Health: “Not everybody who feels ill needs to be tested, particularly if you have mild illness. Healthcare providers determine who should be tested, based on specific symptoms. While testing is becoming more available, there are still limitations in the ability to quickly collect and process tests.”
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