Two more deaths in King County; COVID toll hits 42 statewide

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That makes 29 coronavirus-related fatalities linked to the nursing home

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (pink) cultured in the lab. Credit: NIAID-RML

SEATTLE (AP) — Public health officials in the Seattle area are reporting two more COVID-19 deaths, bring the total statewide to at least 42.

Both additional deaths were residents of the Life Care Center of Kirkland, the suburban nursing home that has been the center of the outbreak in the hard-hit region. They were a woman in her 60s who died Saturday and a woman in her 70s who died Thursday.

That makes 29 coronavirus-related fatalities linked to the nursing home.

Also, an emergency room doctor at a suburban Seattle hospital that has treated many people has contracted the disease. EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland, Washington, said in a statement Sunday that the doctor was in “critical condition but stable.”

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