An additional person has died of novel coronavirus in King County, Washington, according to the local health department.
In a written release, the department describes the victim as a woman in her 90’s who died on Tuesday. Her death was not included in the daily report issued earlier today from the state Department of Health.
This brings the total number of coronavirus deaths in Washington state to 11. A 12th death was confirmed earlier this week in California. The King County announcement does not affect the overall number of positive coronavirus cases reported in Washington state, which stands at 70.
Due to the increased amount of testing and results expected in coming days, King County says it will no longer provide personal details about coronavirus patients going forward.