SEATTLE, WA — For the first time in more than two months, King County public health officials reported no new deaths linked to the coronavirus Thursday. According to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard, the last day with no deaths recorded was March 7.
The latest update, accounting for all tests processed by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, included 86 additional illnesses. Lab tests have confirmed 7,307 infections in King County since the crisis began.
Across Washington, the Department of Health added 261 new coronavirus cases and eight additional deaths to its count Thursday, bringing the official state tally to 17,773 illnesses and 983 deaths.
According to the state data, 6.6 percent of tests have returned positive among 267,931 Washingtonians tested since February.
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