FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Tenth coronavirus death reported in WA

Over 200 people are being supervised for possible virus exposure

The Washington Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a 10th death in the state due to coronavirus, or COVID-19, on Wednesday, March 4.

At 11 a.m. today, the department updated its coronavirus information page claiming 39 positive cases in the state and 10 deaths.

There are 31 cases from King County and nine deaths. Another eight cases and one death are from Snohomish County. The website also states 231 people are being supervised for potential coronavirus exposure.

“The number of people under public health supervision includes those at risk of having been exposed to novel coronavirus who are monitoring their health under the supervision of public health officials. This number includes people who have returned from China in the past 14 days and are included in federal quarantine guidance,” the website states.

The site does not state the age of the person who died or the state of the new cases.

This is an ongoing story and will be updated as more information is released.


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