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By Cameron Sheppard
WNPA News Service 

State steps up response

 


Public health officials Monday asked the Washington State Legislature for $100 million for a coordinated response to the coronavirus outbreak in the state.

Department of Health Secretary John Wiesman said March 2 that the state is 42 days into its response to the outbreak, and there have been 18 confirmed cases of the virus in King and Snohomish counties.

By Monday morning, six people were reported dead of the virus in the western Washington counties.

According to Wiesman, 231 people were under public health supervision as of Monday for displaying symptoms.

Wiesman said this is a "very dynamic situation, moving very quickly," and right now the focus is on slowing the spread of the virus...



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