March 16, 2020 / 11:24 PM / 24 days ago

Washington state announces six more deaths from coronavirus, death toll in state now at 48

(Reuters) - Washington state health officials said on Monday that the death toll from coronavirus in the state had risen by six to a total of 48.

All six of the new deaths came in King County, where a long-term care facility in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland was the site of one of the nation’s first outbreaks of COVID-19.

Washington confirmed 904 cases of the respiratory illness as of Monday, according to an update on the state health department’s website.

Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Sandra Maler

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