Washington health officials warn of 'accelerated COVID-19 transmission'

  • Source: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
  • Published: 11/10/2020 12:00 AM

Health officials in Washington state are warning of an increase in COVID-19 transmission in the coming months. "Accelerated COVID-19 transmission is occurring across the state and time is running out to reverse course and flatten the curve," a news release states. Officials are expected to provide an update on the state's response to COVID-9 at 2:30 p.m. Based on the latest projections from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Washington state could see a spike in the number of cases and deaths starting at the end of November, even with mask use. Over the last week, Washington broke two records for highest daily case count, according to data from the Washington state Department of Health. On Nov. 3, Washington saw 1,446 new COVID-19 cases, and on Nov. 5, Washington reported 1,699 new cases.


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