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  • About 1 min into video Life Care representative says, "We've had patients who within an hour's time show no symptoms to going to acute symptoms and being transferred to the hospital. And we've had patients die relatively quickly under those circumstances."

    https://q13fox.com/2020/03/08/king-c...e-total-to-18/
    King County reports 2 more coronavirus deaths, bringing statewide total to 18

    Posted 12:46 PM, March 8, 2020, by Q13 News Staff and Associated Press, Updated at 03:00PM, March 8, 2020
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    • Statewide as of Sunday afternoon, there were 136 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, including 19 deaths:
      • King County: 83 cases, including 17 deaths
      • Snohomish County: 31 cases, including 1 death
      • Grant County: 1 death
      • Jefferson County: 1 case
      • Pierce County: 4 cases
      • Clark County: 1 case
      • Kittitas County: 1 case
      • Unassigned to a county: 14 cases
      https://q13fox.com/2020/03/08/king-c...e-total-to-18/

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      • Public Health news and blog



        Update: King County COVID-19 case numbers for March 8, 2020

        March 8, 2020Summary


        Public Health – Seattle & King County urges King County residents to follow guidance to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our community. Together, we may potentially impact the spread of the disease in our community. Public Health is reporting 12 new cases today. The official case count is 83. Story

        What those at higher risk should know and do:


        As this novel coronavirus gains a foothold in our community, it's essential that people who are at higher risk of severe complications from COVID-19 know what they can do to protect themselves and their loved ones.

        People at high risk for complications from COVID-19 are:
        • People older than 60 years
        • People with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
        • People with weakened immune systems
        • Pregnant people

        People in these groups, and families who live with those at higher risk for severe illness need to take action to prepare and protect themselves.
        • Make sure you have access to several weeks of medications and supplies. Create a household plan of action (see CDC's home plan checklist).
        • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
        • Avoid crowds and other congregate settings.
          • Try to avoid being in large groups of people, especially in poorly ventilated spaces.
        • Clean your hands often.
          • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
          • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
        • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs.
          • Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions.
        • Pay attention for potential symptoms.
          • COVID-19 symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
        If you develop symptoms:
        • Call your healthcare provider and inform them about your symptoms. Follow the advice of your healthcare provider about whether to go to your doctor to get tested or to remain at home.
        • As much as possible remain separate from other family members, especially those who are older or have underlying health conditions.
        • Know when to get emergency help
          • Get medical attention immediately if you have shortness of breath, chest pain, confusion or dizziness, or persistent vomiting, or if you start to improve but suddenly begin to feel worse.
        Case updates


        Twelve new cases of COVID-19 have been reported to Public Health – Seattle & King County through 11:59 p.m. on 3/7/20, bringing the total number of reported King County cases to 83.

        Of the 12 new cases reported today, two are deaths. The total number of deaths reported to Public Health is now 17. The two deaths being reported today include:
        • A woman in her 80s, a Life Care Center resident, was hospitalized at EvergreenHealth, and who died on 3/6/20
        • A man in his 90s, a Life Care Center resident, was hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center, and who died 3/5/20

        Of the 17 deaths reported, 16 are associated with Life Care Center.

        https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/hea...e-updates.aspx
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        • First Grant County Resident Death from Coronavirus (COVID-19).
          GRANT COUNTY, WA – Grant County Health District (GCHD) has received notice that the patient with confirmed
          COVID-19, previously reported, has sadly passed away. GCHD has and will continue to follow up with close
          contacts of this patient.
          “I will start this press release by stating our hearts are with the family, friends, and Central Washington
          Hospital staff,” states Theresa Adkinson, Health District Administrator. “I speak on behalf of our staff, Health
          Officer, and Board of Health, we are so sorry for your loss.” “Please heed our advice and review the remainder
          of this press release and the important information we need you to follow.”
          We know that COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is in our communities, and likely above the number of cases we
          already know. Most cases of COVID-19 are mild to moderate and most people who get this virus will recover and
          be just fine, however, it does have a higher death rate than seasonal flu. The elderly, anyone with reduced
          immune system, or other serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease will be at a higher risk of
          more severe illness.
          There are many conversations in the community and on social media regarding whether this is serious. Yes, many
          of our residents will recover quickly with mild to moderate symptoms. However, we all need to take precautions
          to protect our most vulnerable populations and slow this disease. This illness can be fatal. Please heed our advice.
          ...
          http://granthealth.org/wp-content/up...ase_3_8_20.pdf
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          • Source: https://komonews.com/news/coronaviru...es-at-least-22

            Death toll from COVID-19 reaches at least 22 in Washington
            by KOMO News Staff Monday, March 9th 2020

            SEATTLE -- Another three deaths were reported in King County Monday afternoon, bringing the statewide death toll due to the coronavirus to at least 22.

            All three deaths were elderly women who had been a resident at Kirkland's Life Care facility, King County health officials said. Two died at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland while the third died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

            King County Health officials say there are 33 confirmed additional cases in the county Monday bringing just the county case count to 116. Twenty of the 22 deaths in the state reported so far are in King County...

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            • There are 162 total cases and 21 deaths


              Our knowledge of COVID-19 is still rapidly evolving. The risk assessment will be updated as needed.
              * Note: This data is changing rapidly as labs conduct tests and discover new cases. Labs will then assign those cases to a county. At that point, counties or the Department of Health determine the appropriate county of jurisdiction. Those don’t always match initially. We’re currently working to reduce the “unassigned” number to 0.
              0 to 19 years 2%
              20 to 29 years 5%
              30 to 39 years 10%
              40 to 49 years 13%
              50 to 59 years 15%
              60 to 69 years 21%
              70 to 79 years 15%
              80+ years 19%
              Female 55%
              Male 42%
              Unknown 4%
              Positive 162
              * Includes deaths
              https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus

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              • Casey Martin
                @caseyworks
                Starting soon: Life Care Center in Kirkland is holding a second press briefing today "in light of new information we received this afternoon"

                Replying to
                @caseyworks
                Spokesperson Tim Killian says the facility has received the first batch of patient test results: 35/ 50 test results today. 31 positive, 1 negative, and 3 inconclusive.



                Casey Martin
                @caseyworks

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                Killian says these 35 patients will remain here; hospitals need the bed space. Patients will stay unless their symptoms worsen. Right now 7 patients are showing symptoms.https://twitter.com/caseyworks/statu...61715575357441
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                • Gov confirms 22 death.

                  https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus

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                  • TACOMA, Wash. — A Tacoma elementary school is shut down after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus. The temporary shutdown of Mary Lyon Elementary School comes after what's being called a “presumptive positive” test result.

                    https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/tac...C7PVYJS3U6QZQ/

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                    • Coronavirus death toll rises to 23 in Washington statehttps://komonews.com/news/coronaviru...es-at-least-22
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                      • Resident from Josephine Caring Community in Stanwood tests presumptive positive for COVID-19

                        A resident of Josephine Caring Community in Stanwood has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the Snohomish Health District.

                        The patient, a woman in her 70s, had been a resident at the care center for an “unrelated condition,” the statement said. She tested positive for COVID-19 after being taken to an area hospital.

                        The facility also hosts a child care center, which has since separated the kids from the long-term care residents....https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...nd-the-nation/
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                        • Aegis Living at Marymoor confirms COVID-19 cases in resident, staff member

                          Aegis Living at Marymoor, located in Redmond, announced Monday afternoon that one of its residents tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email sent to families.

                          The resident was being treated for what Aegis management believes was an unrelated condition at a local hospital last week, the email said. As a precaution, the resident was tested for COVID-19 while they were at the hospital.

                          The resident was isolated after returning from the hospital, but has since returned to the medical center for treatment.

                          “Our thoughts are with this resident and her family and we wish them a speedy recovery,” the email said.

                          Aegis Marymoor alerted the community on Saturday morning that a staff member had also tested positive for the virus
                          ....https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...nd-the-nation/
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                          • Source: https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavir...-negative.html

                            31 more Seattle nursing home patients test positive for coronavirus, just 1 tests negative
                            Updated 6:31 PM; Today 5:57 PM
                            By Betsy Hammond | The Oregonian/OregonLive

                            New test results for 31 of the roughly 55 patients still living at Life Care Center nursing facility near Seattle have tested positive for coronavirus and just one tested negative, a spokesman announced Monday evening.

                            Only seven of those patients are showing symptoms and all will continue to be cared for at Life Care in Kirkwood unless they show acute systems too extreme for the facility’s nursing staff to handle...

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                            • First hand account from patient in WA, and his father in nursing home ...
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIWDyHXaPm0

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                              • King county only:


                                Case updates updated Mar. 10, 2020, 1:32 pm
                                • Number of confirmed cases: 190
                                • Number of deaths: 22

                                See related press release:
                                King County COVID-19 case numbers for March 10, 2020

                                Public Health news and blog


                                Update: Increasing King County COVID-19 case numbers for March 10, 2020 point to importance of social distancing

                                March 10, 2020Summary

                                With increasing number of COVID-19 cases, Public Health – Seattle & King County urges King County residents to take very seriously the recommendations to limit social contacts and minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the community. We are reporting 74 new cases today, bringing the official case count total in King County to 190. In addition, two new deaths are reported, bringing the total deaths to 22. Story

                                Access to more testing is showing us that COVID-19 is spreading more rapidly in King County. Ten long-term care facilities have reported positive COVID-19 cases. This underscores why it is critically important for residents to take seriously the precautions announced previously:
                                • Employers should encourage and enable as many employees as possible to telecommute and follow other guidance for businesses.
                                • Avoid bringing large groups of people together, and consider postponing events and gatherings.
                                • Stay home when you are sick. Do not go out in public when you are sick. If you are ill in any way call your doctor's office first before going in.

                                In particular, we all should take steps to help protect those at higher risk of severe complications from COVID-19. The following recommendations apply to everyone – and are especially important for those at higher risk:
                                • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
                                • Avoid crowds and other congregate settings.
                                  • Try to avoid being in large groups of people, especially in poorly ventilated spaces.
                                • Clean your hands often.
                                  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
                                  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
                                • Make sure you have access to several weeks of medications and supplies. Create a household plan of action (see CDC's home plan checklist).
                                • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs.
                                  • Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions.
                                • Pay attention for potential symptoms.
                                  • COVID-19 symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

                                People at high risk for complications from COVID-19 are:
                                • People older than 60 years
                                • People with chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease and diabetes
                                • People with weakened immune systems
                                • Pregnant people
                                What to do if you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 or are worried that you may have COVID-19

                                The Washington Department of Health has published these fact-sheets to help residents decide what steps to take:Who should get tested?

                                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.

                                If you are sick with fever, cough or shortness of breath and are in a high risk group, call your healthcare provider to discuss whether you should be tested for COVID-19.

                                For now, if you have mild symptoms (cough, fever), you need to stay home and stay away from people. Case updates

                                Public Health – Seattle & King County is reporting the following confirmed cases and deaths due to COVID-19 through 11:59 p.m. on 3/9/20
                                • 190 confirmed cases (up 74 from yesterday)
                                • 22 confirmed deaths (up 2 from yesterday)

                                The two deaths being reported today include:
                                • A woman in her 80s, a resident of Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was hospitalized at Swedish Issaquah, and died on 3/8/20. (This case was previously reported as a positive case on 3/7/20, in an earlier case count.)
                                • A male in his 80s, a resident of Ida Culver House, was hospitalized at University of Washington Medical Center, and died on 3/9/20. (This case was previously reported as a positive case on 3/6/20, in an earlier case count.)

                                Of the 22 deaths reported, 19 are associated with Life Care Center. Update regarding long-term care facilities in King County

                                Public Health is working with 10 long-term care facilities where residents and/or employees have tested positive for the virus.

                                The following facilities have reported residents and/or employees who tested positive for the virus. Public Health is supporting these facilities to test and optimize care for residents, and to prevent further transmission of the virus. Because of the volume of cases, we are not able to provide any additional details about these facilities.
                                • Life Care Center of Kirkland
                                • Issaquah Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
                                • Emerald Heights
                                • Aegis Living at Marymoor
                                • Redmond Care & Rehabilitation Center
                                • Ida Culver House Ravenna
                                • Boulevard Park Place Active Retirement Community
                                • Madison House Independent & Assisted Living Community
                                • The Gardens at Juanita Bay
                                • Columbia Lutheran Home




                                https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/hea...ronavirus.aspx

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