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Covid-19 claims second victim in Washington State

Covid-19 claims second victim in Washington State

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Covid-19 claims second victim in Washington State



Hospital in Kirkland, WA where two people have now died of complications related to Covid-10.

Seattle & King County confirmed Sunday the second coronavirus-related death in the United States, a King County man in his 70s.

The man was hospitalized at EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland with underlying health conditions.

The first death was on Saturday and was a King County man in his 50s.

The first man who died arrived at EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland with “serious respiratory issues” and later tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus), King County Public Health said. Officials did not elaborate on his underlying conditions, citing patient privacy.

“It is a sad day in our state as we learn that a Washingtonian has died from COVID-19,” Inslee said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to their family and friends. We will continue to work toward a day where no one dies from this virus.”

The first man who died had no history of travel or contact with a known coronavirus case, meaning the case was acquired through community transmission in the Seattle area, said Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, health officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County.

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