King County COVID-19 deaths increase by 12 to 87

Number of county cases up 130 to 1,170

Public Health – Seattle & King County reported 130 new COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the official case count in King County to 1,170. In addition, 12 new deaths were reported, bringing the total of confirmed deaths in King County to 87.

Staying home is vitally important to King County’s ability to slow the spread of COVID-19 illnesses. Individual actions to limit the spread of the new coronavirus will benefit the health of our entire community

“Young and old, sick or well, we all need to work together now to slow the spread of COVID-19 in King County and decrease the number of illnesses, hospitalizations and strain on our healthcare system,” said Dr. Jeff Duchin, health officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County. “With no treatment or vaccine, the single most important thing all of us must do is to stay home and avoid all non-essential contact with others.”

While staying home is challenging, we all can assume that we might be carrying the virus, and we could be spreading the infection any time we have close contact with someone. Everyone should:

• Stay at home as much as you can.

• Limit trips for groceries, gas, and other essentials.

• If you must go out, stay at least 6 feet away from others at all times.

Follow the guidance for anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 and their contacts on how to prevent the spread to others.

Case updates

Public Health – Seattle & King County is reporting the following confirmed cases and death due to COVID-19 through 11:59 p.m. on March 22:

• 1,170 confirmed cases (up 130 from yesterday)

• 87 confirmed deaths (up 12 from yesterday)

These additional deaths include:

• A woman in his 70s, who died on 3/21

• A man in his 70s, who died on 3/21 at EvergreenHealth

• A man in his 80s who died on 3/22 at EvergreenHealth

• A man in his 80s, who died on 3/22 at Swedish Issaquah

• A woman in her 70s, who died on 3/22

• A woman in her 90s. who died on 3/22

• A man in his 70s, who died on 3/22

• A woman in her 90s, who died on 3/22

• A woman in her 60s, who died on 3/22 at Swedish Cherry Hill

• A man in his 60s, who died on 3/21 at Swedish Cherry Hill

• A man in his 60s who died on 3/22 at University of Washington Medical Center

• A man in his 60s who died on 3/22 at Virginia Mason

Of the 87 deaths reported, 37 are confirmed to be associated with Life Care Center of Kirkland.

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