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Grant County resident tests presumptive positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus

- Moses Lake, WA

Wednesday night, the Grant County Health District said a resident is being hospitalized after testing presumptive positive for COVID-19. Another patient at Samaritan Hospital has tested negative for COVID-19 after an investigation by the Grant County Health District.

The patient is being treated at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee Washington.

GCHD wrote in a Facebook post,

"We understand the community's need for information and we will provide an update tomorrow morning."

Dr. Andrea Carter, Samaritan Chief Medical Officer said in a statement,

“We are extremely relieved to learn the patient tested negative for COVID-19,” said Dr. Andrea Carter, Samaritan Chief Medical Officer. “We support and appreciate the ongoing efforts of our physicians and staff who are prepared and have worked diligently to manage care for this infectious disease, while also exhibiting compassion for those affected. Under the guidance of the Grant County Health District, Samaritan Healthcare continues to practice enhanced safety measures to address COVID-19’s impact to our region,”

said Dr. Carter.

How many cases total are there in Washington?

As of March 5th, 2020 there are a total of 70 COVID-19 cases with 1 in Grant County 51 in King County, and 18 in Snohomish County.

How many people have died in the State?

According to the CDC and Washington State Department of Health there are 10 confirmed deaths related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus case. This is the total amount of deaths in Washington State alone

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