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Coronavirus contact investigation continues


January 29, 2020

The Washington Department of Health (DOH) has issued an update on the coronavirus case found in the state. Since announcing the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in Washington, several local and state agencies continue to work on a multi-faceted public health response. While the risk to the public remains low, epidemiologists at the county, state, and federal levels are hard at work on a contact investigation to identify, notify, and monitor those who came into close contact with the patient who tested positive for 2019 n-CoV.

The current number of close contacts stands at 50. This is the number of close contacts being actively monitored in Washington state. The DOH says it plans to up...

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